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The Australian Journal of Dementia Care

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Vol 7 No 5 October/November 2018

The Australian Journal of Dementia Care (AJDC) is a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia, in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community.

The journal is committed to improving the quality of care provided for people with dementia, by keeping readers abreast of news and views, research, developments, practice and training issues.

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IN THE LATEST ISSUE: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018

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COVER STORY

Consistent staffing models: sharing the learning

The case for consistent staff assignment. Daniella Greenwood argues that it is the most powerful operational approach to support the rights of people with dementia and to promote staff retention.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

The freedom of home

Natasha Chadwick and Alasdair A MacDonald report on a new, award-winning inclusive model of residential aged care where residents with a range of care needs, including advanced dementia, and with similar values and lifestyle preferences, share a home


Scaffolding to facilitate artistic success

Alexandra Ramsey and colleagues show how people with dementia can be supported to use their ‘retained skills’ in painting and drawing


Dementia training for General Practice

With the right skills, GPs and Primary Health Care Nurses can play a vital role in recognising, diagnosing and managing dementia in their patients. Marita Long and Margaret Winbolt explain where they can access the latest advice


What makes a real home for people with dementia?

An Australian study has found that a small-scale, home-like model of residential care delivers better outcomes for residents with cognitive impairment and dementia, without any increase in facility running costs. Suzanne Dyer and colleagues report


CARE improves nurses’ dementia knowledge

The CARE Program addresses a gap in dementia and delirium education for nurses. Amanda Tuck and colleagues from Flinders Medical Centre, SA describe the program and outcomes from their pilot study


EDIE Acute an exercise in empathy

Dementia Australia’s Enabling EDIE Acute workshop is now available nationally. David Sykes reports


Dementia Care Illawarra: our journey

Young NSW high school students Mackinly Zecevic, Daniel Michelmore, Lucy Koder and Annabel Hickling-Smith have created an intergenerational dementia care project that has received international recognition


‘The music that I love and remember’

Rachael Ho, Jiang Weiting, and Melison See investigate the impact of personalised music and intergenerational bonding on people living with dementia


Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!