Cover story: Just another man in the street: how positive risk taking benefits residents like David
How do aged care organisations balance their duty of care with the needs of people with dementia to continue to explore, understand their environment and remain as independent as possible? Rae Blackledge explains the creative strategies used at Elizabeth Lodge, in Sydney’s Kings Cross, to ‘bring the outside in’ and also enable residents to leave the home for walks and outings
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Also in this issue
The recovery approach in dementia care
The Recovery Approaches to Dementia (RAD) project delivers community activities and support for people with dementia and their support person, along with training for care staff and volunteers in implementing this strengths-based model
Is the $50b Alzheimer’s hypothesis a dud?
The trial failures of potential curative drugs have divided Alzheimer’s researchers
The story of dementia: Peter Whitehouse
The final profile in John Killick’s series exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals
Making Moments Matter: ‘Butterfly’ model sees positive results
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus is seeing positive outcomes from a trial of The Butterfly Household Model of dementia care
Creating a world with meaning and purpose
A successful practice improvement project to introduce Montessori methods in residential care
The Flametree Lodge Dementia Care Project
IRT Woonona’s three-year project to improve the living environment for care home residents with dementia
The Journey of Care
A new care model that enables residents to move between different ‘neighbourhoods’ within the care centre as their needs change
Digital technology is changing the world, but is it doing the same for people with dementia?
Using the Six Senses Framework to enrich care
How to apply the Senses Framework to create an enriched care environment for a person with dementia, their family carer and professional staff
Common sense to evidence-based practice
Explains why care work can lay the foundations for a research career
Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events