Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
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Tips on picking up signs of elder abuse are included in new guide dementia guide for primary care workers.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
Speech-analysing technology available via a smart phone app could one day replace or enhance traditional tests used to screen for early signs of dementia.
A study of more than 1,000 older Australians indicates that the use of statins isn’t associated with memory decline or loss of cognitive function.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new evidence-based guide to help healthcare professionals provide advice and support on dementia.
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.