DTA’s Kirsty Bennett talks about how the new Aged Care Quality Standards can facilitate better design for dementia.
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The absence of minimum standards of dementia training for the aged care workforce has repeatedly been raised as a major issue affecting the care of older Australians.
A free tool to help residential aged care providers monitor and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in facilities.
Listen as DTA Executive Director Richard Fleming talks to ABC radio about dementia training, and focusing on the person not the disease.
DTA has developed a tool to help aged care providers monitor their use of antipsychotic medications.
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 helping create real and lasting change
The design of a building can change the way we engage and interact, move around, and even our mood.
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...
DTA Director Andrew Stafford writes about the alarmingly high proportion of people living with dementia using antipsychotic medications
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...
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.
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)...
Workshop held by Richard Fleming in Narrabri about caring for people living with dementia
University of Canberra physiotherapy student Matthew Boom has won high praise for raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity for people living with dementia.
Two university students have snagged $2000 each for their exploration of salutogenesis and what it means for people with dementia.
Almost half a million Australians are living with dementia and Dementia Training Australia is inviting undergraduate students to help make a difference.
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