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.