Victorian provider Lifeview Residential Care has launched its first dementia café in a bid to improve support and education to people affected by dementia in the communities they provide services.
Preliminary results of a study into reducing falls in people with dementia have left researchers disappointed.
Only three out of every 100 older Australians have a statutory advance care directive, a review of existing research shows.
The entire state of Tasmania will be the focus of a study into whether dementia can be prevented by modifying risk factors.
The peak international body of dementia associations has listed Australia among a relatively small group of nations to have developed a national dementia framework.
An urban think tank says Sydney is woefully unprepared to meet the needs of its ageing population and urges local authorities to start developing dementia strategies in response to the projected increase in the number of people living with the condition.
Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
Aged care innovator Natasha Chadwick has been named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and is using the platform to call for change to the industry.
A new website is being launched specifically for carers of people with dementia to find information and share their stories.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The Morrison Government has announced funding for a national trial of an Australian-developed pain recognition app for aged care residents with dementia.
Pharmacists now have the opportunity to get dementia specific training thanks to a new online course developed by Dementia Training Australia.
The majority of aged care residents are diagnosed with at least one mental health or behavioural condition while almost a third have high needs in all care domains, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
A West Australian study is investigating the impact of medicinal cannabis on the quality of life and behaviours of aged care residents living with dementia.