The power of language

The power of language

Changing the disrespectful and disempowering language often used to refer to people with dementia will help remove discrimination, stigma and isolation, writes Kate Swaffer. Language is powerful and important in discussions around providing person-centred care to people with dementia in a way that shows respect and dignity for the person. I often feel there is…

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Behind bars: the challenge of an ageing prison population

Behind bars: the challenge of an ageing prison population

A surge in the number of older people with dementia in Australia’s prisons has created complex ethical, legal and medical issues. AJDC covered the topic in this article in our August/September 2012 issue, looking at the challenges and solutions. Alzheimer’s Australia is continuing the discussion with the release of a new paper, Dementia in Prison….

Knowledge translation matters

Knowledge translation matters

Belinda Goodenough provides a snapshot of highlights from the recent 2014 National Dementia Research Forum in Sydney. This year’s Dementia Collaborative Research Centres’ (DCRC) annual National Dementia Research Forum offered a smorgasbord of ideas and knowledge exchange on ways to get dementia research into practice and policy. Working together – knowledge translation matters was the…

In the April/May issue of AJDC

The quest for person centred-care

This issue focuses on person-centred care, highlighting a strengths-based approach to dementia; Bupa Aged Care’s Person-First Dementia Excellence program; one-page profiles for creating care plans; a dementia and delirium hospital volunteer program; and bringing the Butterfly Care Homes experience to Australia.

Also in this issue:

  • AJDC and Footprint Books will be giving away 5 copies of Dr G Allen Power’s new book Dementia beyond disease to AJDC readers. To enter, order your copy of the April/May issue now.

  • A new communication tool for people with dementia

  • Hand i Pockets promote fun and joy

  • Virtual reality dementia education

  • Early Birds YOD program takes off

  • Living with behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia

  • Animal-assisted therapy in dementia care

  • Plus the latest dementia research news and resources

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