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February/March 2019


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Little changes can make all the difference

Alison Schmidt explains how staff at Yathong Lodge worked together to devise a simple but powerful solution to improve the quality of life for a woman who was experiencing severe trauma during personal care.


Meeting Centres: an Australian trial

Dragana Bozinovski and Amal Madani report on the first Meeting Centres Support Program in Australia, which offers recreational, social and creative activities for people with mild to moderate dementia

Toilets: no laughing matter

Toilets as a subject of conversation may raise a smile, but when it comes to dementia they are no laughing matter. Mary Marshall explains why

CALD dementia research action plan

Bianca Brijnath, Stephanie Ellis and Samantha Croy outline plans to develop a roadmap for dementia research and translation for CALD communities in Australia

My wish: diversity in dementia research

Danijela Hlis gives the consumer perspective on why it’s crucial to include CALD participants in dementia research

Fellowship program supports lasting change

Christine While explains how the Dementia Training Australia Fellowship program helps build capacity within organisations to improve dementia care delivery

Reconnecting with families

Julie Gray reports on one of the DTA Fellowship projects – facilitating more meaningful connection and engagement between residents and family members who are unable to visit

Residential care – but not as we know it

Denise Edwards describes her vision of an ideal integrated residential aged care village, designed to support a life that is manageable, understandable and meaningful

Death and dying in dementia care: a good end?

Rosalie Hudson explores the issues that shape care practices to support a person dying with dementia and offers some guidance in response

‘But I just want to go for a walk’: different approaches to risk and freedom

Anne Bleckmann reflects on the significant differences in how German and Australian aged care organisations deal with risk and freedom

Frontotemporal dementia: the real lived experience

Severe symptoms are to be expected in people with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, according to the official diagnostic criteria. But interviews conducted by Reinhard Guss and colleagues told a different story

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!

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