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Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia

Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia

People with dementia are prone to sensory deprivation, but symptoms like irritability and confusion may be reduced by using multisensory life stories. Rebecca Leighton, Coralie Oddy and Joanna Grace describe two successful approaches to sensory life story work Download the Article: Click Here (PDF) A ‘sensory story’ is a concise narrative in which each section… Continue Reading

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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