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Collaborative care for young people with dementia

The INSPIRED-II project team is developing and piloting a collaborative care intervention for people with young onset dementia (YOD), based on results from Australia’s first national survey of people with YOD and their supporters. Monica Cations and Sally Day explain how to get involved Read this article

Minimising restraint use

Despite overwhelming evidence that antipsychotics are not effective or safe, they are routinely prescribed and administered against clinical guidelines to people living with dementia. To improve health and care outcomes there must be a commitment from all stakeholders to dementia education to eliminate overuse of chemical and physical restraint, supported by a national framework for workforce development, writes David Sykes. Read this article

Contents

  • Innovation in community geriatric care
  • A human rights response to the Royal Commission
  • Agents of Change making a difference
  • Out of sight out of mind
  • Ikebana in dementia care
  • The Joy of Dementia
  • Delivering a dementia-friendly health service
  • Living ‘side by side’ with dementia
  • Connections for Life with Dementia

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!