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Category: Dementia Articles

Sexuality And People In Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Guide For Partners And Families

This guide begins with the acknowledgment that sexuality can still be important to people living in an aged facility even though they may be “old and in need of care; disabled; have health problems; or have dementia”.

The Consumer Companion Guide – Diagnosis, Treatment And Care For People With Dementia

This is believed to be the first comprehensive guide of its kind and is designed to complement the Clinical Practice Guidelines And Principles Of Care For People With Dementia launched in Australia in March 2016 for health and aged care professionals.

Improving Dementia Education And Awareness (IDEA)

A website resource from The University of Nottingham. Suitable for care workers, health professionals and family carers, it links to a range of audiovisual and text material, and includes free online courses, the Dementia Day-to-Day blog where authors talk about their experience of dementia, resources and a selection of dementia news from around the world.

Monday To Friday

Composer and PhD student at the University of Sydney, Cyrus Meurant (pictured), has collaborated with Brisbane-based aged care provider Beaumont Care to compose 20 classical music tracks specifically for people with dementia, for different times of the day to stimulate, soothe, relax and enhance mood.

The Virtual Forest

After almost three years of development and testing, The Virtual Forest™, a screen-projected game for people living with dementia, is now available for purchase and use in aged care homes, hospitals and health care centres.

Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign

The Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign website has resources, strategies and tools to help health care services develop a strategic approach for improving care to patients with cognitive impairment.

CAUSEd

The CAUSEd problem-solving tool assists carers to understand and respond when people with dementia are communicating their unmet needs through their behaviour.

Prescription For Life: Supporting Those LIVING With Younger Onset Dementia

An interactive talking book designed to assist health workers to use a well-being approach to provide meaningful care for younger people living with dementia.

Montessori resources

Purposeful Activities For Dementia offers practical ways that carers can engage people living with dementia in purposeful activities at home and in social groups.