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Taking the risk: strategies to support getting out and about

Taking the risk: strategies to support getting out and about

How do aged care organisations balance their duty of care with the needs of people with dementia to continue to explore, understand their environment and remain as independent as possible? Rae Blackledge explains the creative strategies used at Elizabeth Lodge, in Sydney’s Kings Cross, to ‘bring the outside in’ and also enable residents to leave… Continue Reading

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In this issue: April/May 2017

Cover story: Just another man in the street: how positive risk taking benefits residents like David

How do aged care organisations balance their duty of care with the needs of people with dementia to continue to explore, understand their environment and remain as independent as possible? Rae Blackledge explains the creative strategies used at Elizabeth Lodge, in Sydney’s Kings Cross, to ‘bring the outside in’ and also enable residents to leave the home for walks and outings

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Also in this issue

The recovery approach in dementia care

The Recovery Approaches to Dementia (RAD) project delivers community activities and support for people with dementia and their support person, along with training for care staff and volunteers in implementing this strengths-based model

 

Is the $50b Alzheimer’s hypothesis a dud?

The trial failures of potential curative drugs have divided Alzheimer’s researchers

 

The story of dementia: Peter Whitehouse

The final profile in John Killick’s series exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals

 

Making Moments Matter: ‘Butterfly’ model sees positive results

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus is seeing positive outcomes from a trial of The Butterfly Household Model of dementia care

 

Creating a world with meaning and purpose

A successful practice improvement project to introduce Montessori methods in residential care

 

The Flametree Lodge Dementia Care Project

IRT Woonona’s three-year project to improve the living environment for care home residents with dementia

 

The Journey of Care

A new care model that enables residents to move between different ‘neighbourhoods’ within the care centre as their needs change

 

Dementia-friendly apps

Digital technology is changing the world, but is it doing the same for people with dementia?

 

Using the Six Senses Framework to enrich care

How to apply the Senses Framework to create an enriched care environment for a person with dementia, their family carer and professional staff

 

Common sense to evidence-based practice

Explains why care work can lay the foundations for a research career

 

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events