Dementia Care in rural and remote Australia
Vol 10 Issue 1 2021 Jan / Feb / Mar
Issue 1 Jan / Feb / Mar 2021

Dementia Care in rural and remote Australia

Dementia Care in rural and remote Australia

Inside this issue

Extending dementia care into Indigenous communities

Jan 21 2021 27 min read Feature
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Lack of dementia services may contribute to retrievals

Jan 21 2021 15 min read Research Focussed
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Project updates and viewpoints

Dementia-inclusive theatre

Althea Gordon and Tina Firth report on the results and lessons learnt from an innovative arts project in which aged care residents living with dementia participated in eight performances held in their aged care home, in front of audiences of carers, families and the wider community

New beginnings: design to support engagement

Samantha Neylon and Ruth Payne describe the process of transforming a former convent building into a purpose-built dementia-friendly care home supporting a Montessori approach to dementia care

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice

Reimagining Dementia is an international group of dementia activists and allies who share a vision that challenges biomedical and institutional approaches to care. Coalition Coordinator Mary Fridley explains

Dancing through lockdown

Gwen Korebrits explains how Dance Health Alliance has enabled people living with dementia to keep active and dancing throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns

Rural & remote dementia care

A rights-based approach to dementia-inclusive public spaces

People living with dementia and their carers in rural and regional areas face particular challenges around loneliness and isolation, heightened by a lack of access to dementia-inclusive outdoor and public spaces. Carmela Leone, Rachel Winterton and Irene Blackberry are undertaking a study in rural and regional Victoria exploring the rights of people with dementia and carers

AJDC Journal Club at work

Transitional Nurse Practitioner Sandy Everson, from the Mid North Coast Local Health District in NSW, explains how she uses the AJDC to facilitate a Journal Club with her team

KT shapes new environments resources

DTA Environments Team Service Manager Fallon Forbes shares how Knowledge Translation (KT) principles helped inform her team’s response to meeting the education and training needs of the dementia care workforce, especially those in regional, rural and remote Australia – in the year of a pandemic

Rethinking rural dementia care

Marita Chisholm, Kaye Knight, Catherine Ramsdale, Jo Martin and Wendy James describe how a big effort by their small Victorian health service to do things differently during two COVID-19 lockdowns helped people with dementia living in the community and residential aged care

Community links key to pandemic support

Andrew Haszard explains how Dementia Support Australia and its team of Dementia Consultants have supported people with dementia and care services in rural and remote areas of Australia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and the specific challenges faced by people in those communities

Research Focus

Training dental practitioners in dementia and aged care

Archana Pradhan and Ratilal Lalloo evaluated an Australian-first online learning program for dentists on providing oral health care for people with dementia

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events.

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