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.
Designing a “therapeutic home” can help preserve loss of self for people who are living with dementia in the community, a conference has heard.
There are more therapeutic ways to respond to a person with dementia than lying to them, writes Ben Boland.
Two free online dementia courses run by the University of Tasmania which have proved popular in places as far flung as Botswana and Chile have taken out gongs at an an export awards ceremony.
Scalabrini’s newest facility marks the emergence of a new paradigm in Australia, writes Richard Fleming.
Providing support to carers who are looking after older people with dementia doesn’t delay or prevent them going into residential aged care, a comprehensive analysis of recent research has found.
A music-based trial to improve the wellbeing, behavioural and psychological symptoms of residents living with dementia has been launched at the Whiddon Group’s Laurieton facility.
A new book that reframes dementia as a social experience rather than a ‘burden’ or ‘deficit’ offers some thought-provoking insights into the social and personal changes that are needed to improve life for people with dementia and those who care for them.
Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.