Wonderwalls Using images to create a sense of belonging
Vol 9 Issue 2 2020 Apr / May
Issue 2 Apr / May 2020

Wonderwalls Using images to create a sense of belonging

Wonderwalls Using images to create a sense of belonging

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Putting reablement into practice

Apr 01 2020 16 min read Feature Articles
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Project updates and viewpoints

Integrating music into care plans

Sandra Garrido and her team have developed best-practice guidelines, and an accompanying website, to help carers and aged care providers learn more about the effective use of music playlists for people with dementia and how to integrate music into care plans

Meeting Centres in Australia

Australia’s first Meeting Centres Support Program for people with dementia and their family members has now been running for just over two years. Dragana Bozinovski reports

Alchemy Chorus hits right note

Alchemy Chorus, Canberra’s first dementia-inclusive community choir, brings together people with dementia, their carers and volunteer musicians and singers for rehearsals and concerts. The choir’s founder and conductor, Brian Triglone, reflects on their successes and challenges over the past three years

Co-designing dementia diagnosis and support

COGNISANCE is a new three-year international project established to enable health care practitioners to effectively enact national dementia guidelines for best practice diagnosis and post-diagnostic support, and to empower people with dementia and their family care partners to seek the support they require. Meredith Gresham explains

Conversations about dementia

Mention Dementia Conversation Cards is a suite of cards featuring words and images chosen by people living with dementia to help stimulate more discussion about the condition. Kathleen Doherty and Helen Courtney-Pratt report

Research Focus

A new way to support isolated carers in Australia

Lynne Parkinson, Annie Banbury and Anne Livingstone report on a successful project to connect and support carers living in rural areas of Australia


Creating a sense of belonging

In this case study, Alex Reed describes the trial of customised door decals and large photo panels installed in the spring of 2019 outside the rooms of aged care residents living at IRT Crown Gardens in Batemans Bay and IRT Moruya, on the NSW South Coast

Cost-effective ideas for transforming care homes

Colin McDonnell explains how murals and artwork have been used to transform the environment at Calvary Retirement Communities’ residential care homes without the need for major, and costly, structural changes

Caring for Spirit

The Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program team at NeuRA has developed a new dementia education resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and is now seeking organisations and individuals interested in critically evaluating the learning modules and website. Lauren Poulos, Sharon Wall, Madeleine Nichols and Kylie Radford report

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events.

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