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July/August/September 2021

IN THE LATEST ISSUE: July/August/September 2021


AJDC asks…

In this regular column, we invite a range of contributors to consider topical issues relevant to dementia care.  In this issue, Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Sharon Naismith, Dr Jane Thompson, Professor Graeme Samuel AC and Dr Meredith Gresham give their views on the question: Timely diagnosis of dementia: is it happening in Australia?

How allied health can help

In the first of a two-part series, geriatrician Dr Clair Langford discusses the vital contribution that allied health professionals make to the support of people living with dementia and their carers. In this issue, three allied health professionals (dietitian Lilliana Barone, occupational therapist Donna Horan, and neuropsychologist Penny Steele) explain what this support looks like in practice. Part two, in the next issue of AJDC, will focus on the role of physiotherapists, speech pathologists, clinical nurse specialists and dementia advisors.

Ask a neuroscientist…

In her second article in this series, Dr Lezanne Ooi presents an easy-to-read answer to the question: ‘What is brain plasticity and does it offer hope for people living with dementia?’


  • Rebooting training with VR
  • Dementia advocates at work
  • Multicultural providers bridge the gap
  • Changed Behaviours Special Interest Group
  • Thousands take action to improve hospital experience
  • The new aged care funding model explained
  • What works to improve residential dementia care?

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