• National Dementia Conference 2018
The View From Here

The View From Here

Fred Graham, Sandra Jeavons, Liz Miles and Elizabeth Beattie introduce The View From Here, an evidence-based online training package suitable for all Australian hospitals to use in preparing their staff to provide quality care for patients with dementia. Continue Reading

Bedtime to breakfast and beyond

Bedtime to breakfast and beyond

What started as a program to improve the sleep of people with dementia at one Life Care site has led to a fundamental shift in how the South Australian aged care provider implements and embeds person-centred care for all residents with dementia, not just at night but 24 hours a day. Deborah Muldoon explains. Continue Reading

See what matters

See what matters

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

Tailored to fit

Tailored to fit

Acknowledging government concerns about the effectiveness of training for improving the care of people with dementia, Richard Fleming describes an approach for those organisations that dare to imagine having staff and residents who understand what is going on, can manage their surroundings and find meaning in their activities. Many millions of dollars have been spent… Continue Reading

Residents happy to help themselves

Residents happy to help themselves

The introduction of ‘help-yourself’ finger food and a person-centred dining approach has proved a successful addition to daily life at three Scalabrini Village aged care facilities in Sydney and Griffith which support people with dementia. Rocco Andreacchio and Lauren Kingsbury explain how residents, care staff and families have benefited from the changes Scalabrini Village introduced… Continue Reading

Re-designing texture modified foods

Re-designing texture modified foods

John Boland explains how LHI Retirement Services in South Australia has improved the mealtime experience for residents with dysphagia by changing the way texture-modified food is presented It is often said we eat with our eyes; the very first experience in the meal and dining process is the aromas emanating from the kitchen, together with… Continue Reading