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Talking Mats is a visual tool developed by speech and language therapists to help people with communication difficulties express their views about things that matter to them. Nicki Ewing and Joan Murphy explain how it works and why it’s a valuable resource for people with dementia. The right to express our views, be listened to… Continue Reading


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In This Issue: Oct-Nov 2017

Cover story: A different type of dementia

Victorian welfare organisation Wintringham provides residential and community care for older homeless people or those at risk of homelessness. Many clients have alcohol-related dementia and complex social, mental and health care needs. Helen Small explains how Wintringham’s non-conventional approach provides dignified support for people who are living differently with dementia

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See what matters

Nicki Ewing and Joan Murphy explain why Talking Mats is a valuable resource for people with dementia. Read the article for FREE online. Click here!

Tailored to fit

Richard Fleming describes a care training approach featuring Tailored Training Packages for aged care organisations. Read the article for FREE online. Click here!

Dying well with an intellectual disability

Kathryn Service, Karen Watchman and colleagues examine the challenges to dementia practice presented by intellectual disability

Dementia-friendly public spaces

Guy Luscombe and Carmel Boyce introduce a free guide for making streets and neighbourhoods more age- and dementia-friendly

Making sense of the senses

Architect Anthony Clarke explains Sound Field, an interactive experiment exploring the role of sound in the experience of people living with dementia

The Butterfly effect

Louise DeWolf reports on the transformation at Barunga Village, Australia’s first accredited provider of The Butterfly Household Model of Care

Creating a bridge

Jason Burton interviews Michael Verde, founder and President of Memory Bridge, a foundation promoting communication with and memory preservation for people with dementia

Landmark dementia report

Belinda Goodenough reviews The Lancet Commission’s new report on dementia prevention, intervention and care

Making It Together

Gail Kenning reports on the findings from the Making It Together design pilot study involving people with advanced dementia

Global network tackles prevention

Australia’s Professor Kaarin Anstey introduces the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!