DIY guide to creating a sensory room

DIY guide to creating a sensory room

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More ABLE care in rural health

A small but innovative rural health service in Victoria is making a big difference in the lives of residents with dementia, including significantly reducing the use of antipsychotic and sedative medication

Also in this issue

  • We are still gay’: ground-breaking research into the experiences and needs of LGBT Australians with dementia

  • Exclusive release for AJDC readers: a new, free education resource to help providers create LGBT-inclusive dementia services

  • DIY guide to creating a sensory room

  • Halting antipsychotic use: an initiative to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in residential care

  • Virtual world boosts empathy: The Virtual Dementia Experience™ proves more effective than classroom learning in promoting carers’ empathy

  • Radio revives reminiscence: unique Australian nostalgia radio service for people with dementia

  • Making room for well-being: multi-sensory spaces for relaxation and engagement

  • Lived experience at centre of learning: people with dementia and carers are contributing to university dementia education

  • Purposeful activities: practical ways to introduce meaningful activities

  • Adaptive clothing to help with personal care

  • Creating stronger carers: a unique in-home coaching program to increase carers’ skills and well-being

  • Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events

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