The Fellowship programs at DTA all have a common theme – to place the wellbeing of people living with dementia at the heart of care quality.
Articles tagged with: aged care
Responsive behaviours are experienced by many people who are living with dementia. Non-medication approaches are overwhelmingly the most appropriate and effective means of providing support.
There is increasing demand for quality dementia training as the Australian aged care sector begins to take the citizenship of people with dementia seriously.
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...
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.
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 website, suitable for care workers, health professionals and family carers, linking to free online resources
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...
The need for love, affection, physical closeness and contact continues throughout life, as does the desire to look and feel good. These needs are all part of our sexuality which...
The Virtual Forest™ is a screen-projected game for people living with dementia. The virtual environment is designed to be calming and relaxing.
A composer and PhD student has released 20 classical music tracks specifically for people with dementia.
A free handbook and online guide released at the end of 2016 by Dementia Australia Vic, offering information and support options for anyone impacted by dementia.
The Delirium Clinical Care Standard provides guidance on delivering appropriate clinical care to patients at risk of developing, or with, delirium in hospital
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.
An update to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards is due to be released in late 2017.
Giving Voice Chorus is a choir program for people with dementia and their care partners.
Purposeful Activities For Dementia offers practical ways that carers can engage people living with dementia in purposeful activities at home and in social groups.
The CAUSEd problem-solving tool assists carers to understand and respond when people with dementia are communicating their unmet needs through their behaviour.
A collection of real people’s stories from author Anne Kelly’s almost 30 years’ of experience working in aged and dementia care
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