The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new evidence-based guide to help healthcare professionals provide advice and support on dementia.
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Dementia has been recognised in a declaration by G20 Health Ministers, who have also committed to implementing national action plans.
Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
There are calls to incorporate dementia design as a standard as the world’s largest dementia study reveals a ‘dangerous’ amount of stigma.
Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
A trial will test whether emergency department activity kits can reduce the need for medication, sedation and restraints for people with dementia.
Dementia education should be at the forefront of all aged care workforce considerations, writes Danielle Wrench.
Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
New statistics have been released showing falling hospitalisation rates for people with dementia and conservative prescribing of anti-dementia medication.
WA’s first community dementia bus will provide respite for dementia carers, give people living with dementia access to VR technology and raise awareness at schools.
A dementia navigator trial will give people coping with a fresh diagnosis of the condition better access to local services and support.
The Aged Care Royal Commissioners have praised the “extraordinary” resilience of a witness who spoke about the challenges of being a carer.
Carers may not be accessing available respite services because of quality and safety concerns, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Living a healthy lifestyle could help counteract a genetic risk of developing dementia, new research indicates.