The power of language

The power of language

Changing the disrespectful and disempowering language often used to refer to people with dementia will help remove discrimination, stigma and isolation, writes Kate Swaffer. Language is powerful and important in discussions around providing person-centred care to people with dementia in a way that shows respect and dignity for the person. I often feel there is…

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Knowledge translation matters

Knowledge translation matters

Belinda Goodenough provides a snapshot of highlights from the recent 2014 National Dementia Research Forum in Sydney. This year’s Dementia Collaborative Research Centres’ (DCRC) annual National Dementia Research Forum offered a smorgasbord of ideas and knowledge exchange on ways to get dementia research into practice and policy. Working together – knowledge translation matters was the…

Beyond bingo: tailoring lifestyle activities for people with dementia

Beyond bingo: tailoring lifestyle activities for people with dementia

Liz Miles and Heather Campbell discuss a successful national workshop program offering Diversional Therapists hands-on learning in music and art therapy, aromatherapy and life story work for people with dementia. While bingo may well have a place as an enjoyable activity in the life of many people, including those with dementia, for some it also…

In the February/March issue of AJDC:

Everyone can dance

Poet and author John Killick showcases the work of Australia’s Dr Heather Hill, a leading proponent of dance movement and therapy for people with dementia. Heather explains how movement can help people with dementia connect, interact and express themselves.

Also in this issue:

  • TimeSlips – creative storytelling for people with dementia

  • World-first dementia MOOC a massive success

  • Culturally inclusive care for people from Asian background communities

  • Charting carer satisfaction: the hospital experience

  • Preventing financial abuse of people with dementia

  • A gilded cage: the dilemma of involuntary confinement

  • The Forced Care Framework: guidance for staff

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: an Australian adaptation

  • Plus the latest dementia research news and resources

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