Researchers say the overuse of psychotropic medication including antipsychotics and sedatives in residential aged care raises significant ethical questions and should be urgently addressed to reduce harmful risks to residents in care.
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It’s not a cure but a new ‘food for special medical purposes’ (or FSMP) offers evidence based help with memory function for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Bupa have launched a joint 10-point global charter for people with dementia setting out their universal rights to care and support.
Have you got a passion and skills required to improve the lives of people with younger onset dementia? If so, then the peak organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia, might have a job for you. It’s hiring 40 staff for a new key worker program.
Simple interventions in hospitals and a combined approach by hospital, mental health, residential aged care and community services may help reduce length of hospital stay and improve outcomes for people with dementia: AIHW Report
A children’s book, written and illustrated by a Perth aged care worker, reaches out to families coming to grips with a relative who has dementia.
The AIHW predicts that in just over seven years, the numbers of people with dementia will increase by a third. And, by 2050 – just over 37 years from now – there could be 900,000 people with dementia, nationwide.
Alzheimer’s Australia has just launched the first-ever public health-funded, dementia risk reduction and prevention program, ‘Your Brain Matters’.
There are only three days left to go to submit an application for the new arts and dementia category of the IDEAwards, happening in June this year.
CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia, Glenn Rees, has called for his fellow advocacy organisations around the world to become agents of change and improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Australia wants more than 100,000 Valentine’s Day campaign postcards, calling for dementia-specific government funding, to flood the letterboxes of federal parliamentarians. The V-day hitlist includes the PM herself, Tony Abbott and Penny Wong
A new iphone app, recently launched by AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Australia and the Bupa Health Foundation, has pipped the social media and app ranking charts in both Australia and NZ.
More than 500 Alzheimer’s Australia supporters marched on Parliament House in Canberra today demanding funding for dementia care and research. There were placards and a new Deloittes Access Economics report to support the case.
AIHW’s confirmation of the link between diabetes and dementia has prompted renewed calls for a dementia prevention strategy.