Dementia

University of Tasmania: Understanding Dementia - Free Online Course

University of Tasmania: Understanding Dementia - Free Online Course

http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia

FREE ONLINE DEMENTIA COURSES

Free online dementia courses that are Short, mobile friendly and cost free to the learner - Find out more @
Dementia Training Australia

$70m a year for high need dementia network (Australian Ageing Agenda)

The first of 35 new Specialist Dementia Care Units for people whose symptoms are too severe to be adequately cared for by mainstream services is expected to start receiving residents this year, marking the first step towards a national network of specialist dementia care.

The SDCU prototype will be developed by Brightwater Care Group at Brightwater The Village in Inglewood, a dementia-specific home within in the Perth North Primary Health Network.

Read more @ Australian Ageing Agenda

By Judy Skatssoon on February 5, 2019 in Community Care Review, Industry

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

The Conversation: Nine things that can affect whether you get dementia – and what you can do about them

Dementia is by no means an inevitable result of ageing. In fact, one in three dementia cases can be prevented, according to new findings published in The Lancet.

For the report – the first for The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care – The Conversation have analysed a number of studies and developed a model showing how lifestyle changes, at different ages, can reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia.

Read more @ The Conversation

The Conversation: We’re creating our own visual map of what a ‘dementia-friendly community’ should look like

The release of an official “dementia atlas” for England – a visual map of living with dementia allows anyone to click on their own region and see how this fares compared to the average – is a good starting point for exploring regional differences in care. It includes the rates of diagnosis, emergency admissions to hospital, end-of-life care and dying where one wishes to.

One section on how dementia-friendly an area is compared to a national average is a measure of the number of people who have attended a dementia friends session, where those with dementia can learn about living with the condition. Read more @ The Conversation

The Conversation: What it’s really like to live with dementia

More than 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s roughly one person every three minute. At the moment, 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. This figure is set to rise to two million by 2051.

Dementia is a progressive disease of the brain that mainly affects older people – although is not a “normal” part of ageing. Of the 850 000 known cases of dementia in the UK, some 40,000 are aged under 65.

It is a collection of brain diseases – with Alzheimer’s the most common – and is not just about memory loss. Everyone experiences it differently, from behaviour change, to difficulty processing conversations, to confusion over everyday tasks – such as working out how to make a cup of tea. Read more @ The Conversation

Information on Dementia in English – Talking Book (English)

TOOLKIT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS)

TOOLKIT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS

This toolkit is for people with younger onset dementia and their carer/s or support person. It provides information, advice and guidance to help you apply for the NDIS and prepare to develop an NDIS plan.

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