Supporting meaningful activity in hospital
Vol 10 Issue 2 2021 Apr / May / Jun
Issue 2 Apr / May / Jun 2021

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

Inside this issue

‘What is going on in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease as the disease progresses?’

Apr 20 2021 8 min read Ask a Neuroscientist
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Project updates and viewpoints

DSDC cements Australian connection

Kirsty Bennett, Terri Preece and Deb de Fiddes (Evoke Collective Australasia) have been appointed as Australian-based Design Associates for the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Here, they talk with Lesley Palmer, chief architect for the DSDC, about what the new relationship could offer to Australian aged care providers

Rose and Carl: a GP’s reflections

Hilton Koppe shares the story of Rose and Carl*, and the learning that arose from supporting this couple and their extended family, in his role as their GP, for over a decade as Rose’s dementia progressed

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

Meaningful activity is known to be beneficial for older people in hospital, but health care staff may not feel confident about encouraging engagement, particularly with people living with dementia. Susan Gee and Tracey Hawkes introduce a hospital project which trialled the use of an activity resources trolley and education sessions to increase staff confidence in providing activities for patients

Research Focus

UTAS MOOC makes its mark in China

Mark Carter, James Vickers and Zara Quail share their learnings about working internationally to adapt and launch a version of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s popular massive open online course (MOOC), Preventing Dementia, in China


Visit with Viv fosters empathy

Gail Kenning introduces an award-winning immersive artwork, called The Visit, developed by researchers at fEEL (felt Experience and Empathy Lab) at the University of New South Wales to cultivate empathy and overcome the stigma related to dementia. Viewers are invited to engage with ‘Viv’ a character who shares her experiences of living with dementia – and who was created directly from real-world accounts of women living with dementia

Reframing dementia to improve quality of care

Changing the way we view and treat people with dementia, coupled with a human rights approach, underpinned by a social model of disability, has the potential to transform the narrative about what authentic dementia care practices should look like, explains advocate John Quinn

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events.

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