IN THIS ISSUE: DECEMBER/JANUARY 2016-17
Special features: A new approach to dementia training and support
On 1 October 2016, Dementia Training Australia (DTA) and Dementia Support Australia (DSA) became the new Government-appointed providers of dementia care training, education, support and services throughout Australia. This issue of AJDC looks at what they are offering health professionals and carers, as well as reflecting on the dementia training legacy created by the DTSCs.
Also in this issue
COVER STORY: Creating culturally appropriate care for people with dementia
How to create residential care environments that support the needs of older people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
2016 National Dementia Essay Competition winners
Read the prizewinning essays written by students from around Australia. Click here!
Using sensory stories
People with dementia are prone to sensory deprivation, but symptoms like irritability and confusion may be reduced by using multisensory life stories. Read it here!
Love, personhood and dementia
Australia’s first symposium on dementia and love next year aims to help service providers and community members understand how ‘small acts of love’ can enrich people’s lives
Learning from Japan: social projects with business links
Dementia care practice at home can profit from observation of practice abroad
The story of dementia: Anne Basting
John Killick continues his series of articles exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals
Turning tears into laughter
Medical student Gabrielle Cher’s 2015 National Dementia Essay Competition entry recounts her family’s personal journey with Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on her approach to caring for people with dementia
Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events