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.
A World Health Organisation-developed online training program to support carers of people with dementia is being trialed for use in Australia.
Dementia rates are on the decline in Australia thanks to a shift towards healthier lifestyles, new research claims.
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.