Cover story: Let’s dance
Gwen Korebrits, Amy Gajjar and Sarah Palmer introduce Dancewise, a movement
program suitable for people at all stages of dementia living in care homes; Beverley Giles showcases Come Dance With Me, a dance class offering participants the chance for failure-free fun; and Monika Damcevska reports on Vivacity, the ACT’s first dance class for people with dementia and carers. Read the Dancewise article for FREE online. Click here!
Also in this issue
Celebrating AJDC’s fifth anniversary
Reflections on the achievements and future challenges in dementia care, to mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Australian Journal of Dementia Care
An assessment tool for fear and anxiety in dementia
RNs and allied health professionals are needed to help test the first-ever tool for assessing fear and anxiety in dementia
A collaborative approach to care
An update on the COPE (Australia) project which is implementing a program to optimise independence and problem solving
Uniforms: the first and final frontier in dementia care
Sally Knocker argues that getting rid of uniforms is an essential part of culture change in care homes
Preventing and responding to catastrophic reactions
Practical strategies to reduce or prevent the extreme physical and emotional reactions experienced by some people with dementia
Salutogenics and residential care
Reframing the essentials of good design and care delivery for people with dementia
What is truth?
Should we always tell people with dementia the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Inside Aged Care
A photographic and poetry exhibition of life in aged care
Has dementia a future?
The final article in John Killick’s series, The Story of Dementia
Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!