IN THIS ISSUE: FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017

Cover story: Creative ways to care

Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300.

Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality

WA’s Brightwater Care Group’s well-being mapping workplace innovation has shown tangible benefits in terms of job quality and quality of care. Read it for FREE online: click here!

 

Also in this issue

Singing side by side

The Alchemy Chorus is Canberra’s first community choir for people with dementia and their carers

 

Living in care: an exercise to promote empathy

How an exercise in empathy helped staff gain a better understanding of behaviours that challenge

 

Using Montessori in community respite

A three-year study is examining the impact of using the Montessori approach in community-based dementia respite care services

 

CAUSEd: effective problem solving to support well-being

The CAUSEd problem-solving tool is designed to help carers shift focus from seeing behaviours as ‘difficult’ or ‘challenging’ and understand how physical and social environments contribute to responsive behaviours

 

A time for change? Rethinking dementia practice in hospitals

Explores the experiences of people with dementia in hospital, and the various approaches used to improve this experience

 

Prescription for Life: an interactive resource for YOD

A new interactive talking book to assist health workers provide meaningful care for younger people living with dementia

 

The story of dementia: Stephen Post and Julian Hughes

John Killick continues his series of articles exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals

 

KT workshops support shift from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ in dementia care

Knowledge translation (KT) and change management principles can help dementia education workshop participants use what they learn

 

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events

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