There are no known ways to prevent or cure dementia, but researchers are learning more about what might help stave it off, including diet.
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With the number of people living to 100 and beyond predicted to increase sixfold over the next 40 years it’s time to start thinking about the sort of services, communities and environments that will support the oldest of the old, a conference will hear.
The head of the aged care provider appointed to run the Federal Government’s $54.5 million Severe Behaviour Response Teams says they will improve providers’ capacity to care for seniors with dementia more than the former dementia supplement ever did.
A lack of access to the internet or smart devices in aged care facilities is hindering clinician access to evidence-based information on managing dementia-related behaviours, an evaluation has found.
A new dementia care app, which provides guidance for family and non-tertiary qualified carers on the behavioural changes associated with dementia, was launched at the 9th Annual Dementia Research and Knowledge Translation Forum.
Aged care providers and professionals will have a unique opportunity to influence dementia research and how it is translated into practice with the establishment of a new virtual online network.
For years researchers and advocates have said that dementia research is not given the appropriate priority. Now a major new analysis provides compelling support for their argument.
Leading Australian expert on dementia welcomes the new specialist mobile teams to help care for residents with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia but says they need to be backed up by a national network of specialist care units.
AUDIO: A new video to help clinicians reduce the over-prescription of antipsychotics in people with dementia has been launched at Parliament House in Sydney today.
A leading researcher on ageing and dementia has called for better recognition of the contribution that older Australians make to society and more opportunities for intergenerational collaboration to help combat ageism.
Scientists and advocates have launched a campaign calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to place dementia on the agenda of the Group of Twenty (G20) when Australia hosts the next meeting in November.
Australian experts have joined their international counterparts in calling on the G8 governments to support research into dementia prevention.
Participants wanted: Researchers are investigating the impact and feasibility of a week long residential training program for people with dementia and their carers in supporting couples to stay at home longer.
Generous donations from a prominent aged care provider have helped establish a world class multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centre on dementia and the ageing brain.