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In this Issue: June/July 2018


Something for everyone

In New Zealand’s South Island, Dementia Canterbury has trialled an alternative respite service model offering a broad range of community-based activity groups to help people living with dementia enjoy meaningful activities in normal social settings, while also helping to support care partners


Eat Walk Engage: delirium prevention for acute care

Clinicians in Queensland have created an evidence-based program to help prevent delirium and facilitate the speedy recovery of older patients in hospital

Mooving and Grooving

Moove and Groove is a specialised silent disco experience for older people incorporating dance, music and exercise. After a successful trial with people with dementia, dementia-specific classes are now running in several NSW aged care homes, with a train-the-trainer program starting in June 2018

LAUGH: co-design for people living with advanced dementia

Researchers in Australia and the UK worked with people living with advanced dementia to develop a collection of sensory objects to engage, comfort and bring pleasure and fun to their lives

Balancing compliance and care in dementia practice

How do aged care organisations and care workers manage the demands of dementia care within a regulated environment, while still allowing room for innovation?

Kinecting through group digital games

Digital technologies offer lots of opportunities for people with dementia to enjoy games and engaging activities

Understanding the barriers facing BAME communities

Research highlights the barriers confronting ethnic minority communities attending memory services

Australia launches world’s largest music therapy trial

The world’s largest music therapy trial for people with dementia could be a game-changer for music therapy, dementia care, and residential care

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events!

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