Dementia-friendly communities: what consumers really want

Dementia-friendly communities: what consumers really want

How can communities become more accessible and supportive for people living with dementia? A series of Dementia Friendly Communities Consumer Forums in Adelaide has generated plenty of suggestions from people with dementia, carers, family members and service providers. explains. “It’s a lonely and frustrating disease,” says David Anderson, a South Australian resident living with younger…

Articles from Past Issues of the AJDC

Behind bars: the challenge of an ageing prison population

Behind bars: the challenge of an ageing prison population

A surge in the number of older people with dementia in Australia’s prisons has created complex ethical, legal and medical issues. AJDC covered the topic in this article in our August/September 2012 issue, looking at the challenges and solutions. Alzheimer’s Australia is continuing the discussion with the release of a new paper, Dementia in Prison….

Invisible carers: Young People Caring for People With Dementia

Invisible carers: Young People Caring for People With Dementia

Karen Hutchinson, Chris Roberts and Susan Kurrle discuss a research project recording the difficult journeys of young people caring for a parent with younger onset dementia Some readers might be surprised to see an article about young people in this journal, but dementia can impact on people of every age. Most often, young people under…

Inside the latest issue of the AJDC:

Dementia-friendly communities: what consumers really want

How can communities become more accessible and supportive for people living with dementia? A series of Dementia Friendly Communities Consumer Forums has generated plenty of suggestions from people with dementia, carers, family members and service providers. Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia CEO and SA/NT Dementia Training Study Centre Director Kathryn Cunningham (pictured) explains. Click here to read this article.

A picture paints a thousand words

For people living with dementia and their carers, art can help reconnect people with their sense of identity and assist in making meaning of life. The April/May issue looks at the National Gallery of Australia 's public Art and Alzheimer's program and how residential facilities can develop their own art education programs.

Beyond risk: the rewards of nature

Outdoor care environments can play a powerful therapeutic role – but only if design and care practice issues are tackled together.

Respite care: what works best

The results of a recent study into quality of life outcomes and effectiveness of respite services for people with dementia and carers in regional NSW.It’s a timely article,following recommendations in March this year from the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry  that the Australian Government facilitate and potentially fund the establishment of dementia-specific respite facilities, including in regional and remote areas.