There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
There are no known ways to prevent or cure dementia, but researchers are learning more about what might help stave it off, including diet.
A series of national forums has begun this week to inform the eligibility and assessment pathway for residents of the national network of dementia care units for people with symptoms too severe for mainstream services.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
Psychotropic drugs are being inappropriately used to manage dementia, the aged care royal commission has been told.
The first of 35 new Specialist Dementia Care Units for people whose symptoms are too severe to be adequately cared for by mainstream services is expected to start receiving residents this year.
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
Brightwater Care has been selected to operate and test a prototype service for the government’s national program to support people with severe responsive behaviours associated with dementia.
A South Australian project that brought together seniors and primary school children has shown promise as a way of combating stigma and boosting the development of dementia-friendly communities.
Dementia Australia has released a new iPad app to help family members connect and communicate with loved ones who are living with dementia through interactive games.
A book on dementia which was co-authored by a person who has been living with the condition for ten years has been named the Australasian Journal on Ageing book of the year.