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.
Official opening of Australia’s first dementia-friendly, net-zero energy house, based on Dementia Training Australia design principles.
New research on the impact of temperature on people living with dementia, supervised by DTA Executive Director Richard Fleming and published in the Conversation.
A case study on Dementia Training Australia’s work with Scalabrini Village is profiled in the program Every Three Seconds, launched at the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Chicago on Saturday.
University of Newcastle medicine student, Tara Kannan, has been announced as a winner of this year’s National Dementia Storytelling Competition, an annual awareness initiative run by Dementia Training Australia (DTA) to improve the care of people living with dementia.