Dementia

Invitation to participate in consultation - National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015–2019

Invitation to participate in consultation - National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015–2019

The National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015-2019 (the Framework) guides the development and implementation of actions, plans and policies to reduce the risk of dementia and improve outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.

In order to explore the effectiveness of the Framework, The Department of Health are seeking input via public consultation to ensure the best outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.

This consultation will:
• evaluate the existing Framework
• provide an opportunity to inform and scope options for national strategies to address dementia in the future.

You are invited to take part in the consultation process by completing an online survey.

The consultation closes Tuesday 31 December 2019.

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A Better Visit on Android for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia's A Better Visit app is now available for Android tablet devices, having been downloaded 3000 times from the App Store since its launch for iPads in November last year.

The free app features a range of two-player games designed to enhance communication between people in residential care living with dementia and their visitors, who often struggle to come up with new things to talk about with a family member who no longer recognises them.

Read more at PulseItMagazine

New “WALKING SAFETLY WITH DEMENTIA” Resource

New resource to help people living with dementia to walk safely and maintain their independence. 'Walking Safely with Dementia' suggests ways people with dementia can walk safely, along with information, tips and strategies for family and carers and how community members can help if people become lost or disoriented. Produced by Dementia Australia to coincide with National Missing Persons Week, based on discussions, consultations and input from people living with dementia, family members and carers.

https://www.dementia.org.au/files/resources/2019-Walking-Safely-With-Dementia_A4_booklet_v8.pdf

Moving Pictures: Dementia Awareness for CALD Communities

In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of care on families and health systems.

Moving Pictures, an innovative multi-media project, aims to change this through the production of 15 short films co-produced with people from Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese- and Arabic-speaking communities. For each language, there are three films: Detection and Diagnosis, Navigating Care, and the Carer Journey.

Find out more at https://movingpictures.org.au/the-project/

CARING FOR CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: A New Way to Support Isolated Carers

  • Are you the main carer for someone with dementia?
  • Is it hard to attend things because of your caring duties?
  • Does isolation or distance make it difficult to meet people?

Would you like to join a free program, from home, and meet others in a similar circumstance?

Carers are invited to join a chat-based six-week group program;

- To connect with other carers in a similar situation

- To chat from home in a relaxed, informal atmosphere

- To learn and share information and experiences with others who understand

Find out more @ cqu University