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Vol 2 Issue 2

Stories of a lifetime

A creative multi-media project which celebrates the lives of people with dementia, Interactive Life Stories, is recording the narratives of residents at BCS Maranoa in Alstonville, NSW, explains James Baldwin
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 10-11 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Project Picasso draws on memories

Across 12 residential care sites, Amana Living’s ground-breaking Project Picasso is bringing artwork created by people with advanced dementia to the community, writes James Baldwin
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 12-13 (April/May 2013 2013)

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The truth-teller

In the first of a series about books that have influenced his understanding of dementia and those who are living with it, John Killick looks at Richard Taylor’s Alzheimer’s from the inside out, an insightful and often funny book written from the perspective of someone living with dementia
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‘The meals look lovely but mum says the food is tasteless’

Kim Wylie and Monica Nebauer explain how the loss of a person’s sense of taste and/or smell can contribute to under-nutrition
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 15-18 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Food for thought: facilitating independence with finger foods

Denise Burbidge discusses finger foods as a flexible, dignified meal option for people with moderate to advanced dementia
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 19-20 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Residents happy to help themselves

The introduction of ‘help-yourself’ finger foods and a person-centred dining approach has proved a successful addition to daily life at three aged care facilities
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 21 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Breaking the silence: dementia and the LGBTI community

Marie Alford, Jo Harrison and James Baldwin look at some of the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 22-24 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Putting care into practice

Paul Martin explains what it means in practice to implement LGBTI-inclusive community care packages for people living with dementia
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 25 (April/May 2013 2013)

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The puzzle of TVs and remote controls

Nina Evans, Bruce Carey-Smith, David Emmett, Nigel Harris and Wendy Harkness share the findings from their investigation in the UK into the difficulties faced by people with dementia who want to watch TV
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 26-27 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Meaningful moments

Do ‘meaningful moments’ have positive outcomes for care home residents living with advanced dementia? Tracey Hillier and Graham Stokes report
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 28-30 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Understanding dementia is vital for all health care workers

Elaine Fielding, Elizabeth Beattie and Margaret MacAndrew discuss the importance of all health care staff having an understanding of dementia
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 34-35 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Service plays role in supporting residential care staff

Preventing job strain and its detrimental effect on residential staff is important for the quality of care of people with dementia
AJDC Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 36-37 (April/May 2013 2013)

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Also in this issue:

  • News
  • Books
  • Resources/Events
  • Research reports