• Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'
  • Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'

In this issue: June/July 2017

Cover story: Let’s dance

Gwen Korebrits, Amy Gajjar and Sarah Palmer introduce Dancewise, a movement

program suitable for people at all stages of dementia living in care homes; Beverley Giles showcases Come Dance With Me, a dance class offering participants the chance for failure-free fun; and Monika Damcevska reports on Vivacity, the ACT’s first dance class for people with dementia and carers. Read the Dancewise article for FREE online. Click here!

 

Also in this issue

Celebrating AJDC’s fifth anniversary

Reflections on the achievements and future challenges in dementia care, to mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Australian Journal of Dementia Care

An assessment tool for fear and anxiety in dementia

RNs and allied health professionals are needed to help test the first-ever tool for assessing fear and anxiety in dementia

A collaborative approach to care

An update on the COPE (Australia) project which is implementing a program to optimise independence and problem solving

Uniforms: the first and final frontier in dementia care

Sally Knocker argues that getting rid of uniforms is an essential part of culture change in care homes

Preventing and responding to catastrophic reactions

Practical strategies to reduce or prevent the extreme physical and emotional reactions experienced by some people with dementia

Salutogenics and residential care

Reframing the essentials of good design and care delivery for people with dementia

What is truth?

Should we always tell people with dementia the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Inside Aged Care

A photographic and poetry exhibition of life in aged care

Has dementia a future?

The final article in John Killick’s series, The Story of Dementia

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!

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