There is increasing demand for quality dementia training as the Australian aged care sector begins to take the citizenship of people with dementia seriously.
Dementia Training Australia is helping aged care providers support older Australians to live meaningful lives through Tailored Training Packages
The design of a building can change the way we engage and interact, move around, and even our mood.
The ‘PainChek® online course: a hands-on guide to intelligent pain assessment’ was developed by DTA alongside creators of pain assessment tool PainChek®.
DTA Executive Director Richard Fleming writes in the Australian Ageing Agenda about the Village by Scalabrini, a new dementia friendly community that “marks the emergence of a new paradigm in Australia”.
An alarmingly high proportion of people living with dementia in residential care use antipsychotic medications, even though they are of limited benefit for the majority of ‘symptoms’ for which they are prescribed
Today, on World Alzheimer’s Day and in the week when the Royal Commission on Aged Care was announced, we may find ourselves thinking that it is time for things to change in Australian aged care.
A program which uses personalised music playlists to help individuals living with dementia, chronic cognitive and physical impairments to reconnect with family, friends and carers.
A body of work to upskill GPs on dementia is gathering pace, with a new online course that aims to make it easier for GPs and Primary Health Care Nurses to recognise, diagnose and manage dementia.