Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Australia

Practical Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments: the Access Audit (Innovations in Dementia)

Summary Innovations in Dementia (ID) have produced a quick checklist on how to perform an audit with the aim of making buildings more suitable for people with dementia. The “access audit” includes an assessment of how persons with dementia typically … Continue reading

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Driving and Dementia: Rights and Responsibilities (BBC News / BMA / DTSC / Alzheimers Australia)

Summary A review of the guidelines for GPs concerning advice given to patients about driving in the early stages of dementia is required, according to Dr Peter Holden speaking at the British Medical Association’s annual conference. A delicate balance has … Continue reading

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Language Guidelines on Dementia Terminology: the Hidden Influence and Power of Words (Alzheimer’s Australia / Australian Journal of Dementia Care / JRF)

Summary Suggested language guidelines have been produced in Australia, to encourage a more inclusive and non-stigmatising use of words when talking and writing about dementia. This guidance will be particularly of interest for health professionals, service providers and others working … Continue reading

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Realising the Value Programme (NHS England / Dementia / Australian Journal of Dementia Care)

Summary The NHS Five Year Forward View requires more support for people with long term conditions, enabling them to manage their own health. The NHS England “Realising the Value Programme” is about putting such plans into action. “NHS England is … Continue reading

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Sexualities and Dementia Education Resource (Dementia Training Study Centres)

Summary The Dementia Training Study Centres (created by the Australian Government in 2006) has produced an online resource designed to help health professionals understand and develop acceptable approaches to sexual matters and the need for intimacy on the part of … Continue reading

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Relate, Motivate, Appreciate: A Montessori Resource (Alzheimer’s Australia)

Summary The main dementia charity in Australia has launched a document about the application of Montessori techniques in dementia. This is part of “RELATE, MOTIVATE, APPRECIATE: A Montessori Resource”. Refer to http://www.fightdementia.org.au and the Relate, Motivate, Appreciate website. Full Text … Continue reading

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