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Cover story: Communicating together

Jacki Liddle, Brooke Mai Whelan, Peter Worthy and Janet Wiles are part of an Australian team working with people with dementia to develop new technologies to support communication

Also in this issue

Redesigning texture modified foods

LHI Retirement Services in South Australia has improved the mealtime experience for residents with dysphagia by changing the way texture-modified food is presented Read the article for FREE online. Click here!

How to manage dysphagia

Strategies for carers to support safe swallowing and help people with dementia and dysphagia maintain the pleasures of tasting and eating

Demonstrating the sensory changes in dementia

The effects of sensory impairments that can be experienced by people with dementia and implications for practice

Young onset dementia: the benefits of employment

Work-based interventions can have important benefits for people with young onset dementia

Small changes have a big impact

Modest improvements to the environment have had significant benefits for community day centre clients and staff

Improving outcomes for people with cognitive impairment in hospital

Findings from a formative evaluation of the CHOPs program at three NSW hospitals

Global action on dementia

The World Health Organisation’s new global plan of action on dementia

Designing for older Indigenous people

Introducing a new guide to assist in designing and refurbishing meaningful places for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!

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