Dementia

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/

The Conversation: The reality of caring for someone with dementia – stressful but rewarding too

Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people living with the disease and this figure is projected to more than double by 2051.

Those of us who don’t develop dementia will probably end up caring for someone who does. According to Carers Trust, there are nearly 700,000 family carers of people with dementia. Without these unpaid carers, the UK economy would have to find £11 billion a year to cover the cost of dementia care. This makes dementia carers an invaluable resource for both the people they care for and society as a whole. Read more @ The Conversation

Dementia Information Sessions

Provide support to people living with dementia:

Free, quality accredited unit on Thursdays 30 May, 6 June and 13 June 2019 in Marrickville (all three days must be attended) facilitated by Dementia Australia suitable for staff and volunteers who provide support to someone living with dementia as part of their role. Please see attached flyer for all for the details and enrolment form to be completed and sent to [email protected]
If you have any questions about the training please call 8875 4651.

You must be able to undertake a workplace assessment under supervision, interacting with people living with dementia. Limited places still available.
Kind regards
Deb Helmrich

University of Melbourne: • DEMENTIA IN THE PUBLIC DOMAN – A GUIDE TO VOICE, AGE AND CAMPAIGNING

This Guide is aimed at people interested in the public perception of dementia and how campaigning can better reflect key perspectives on dementia as a social issue.

Identified are distinctive viewpoints of people with dementia, carers and professionals in health, social work and in everyday service industries. We examine overlaps and differences between these perspectives and their connection to local and national campaigning.

Read A Guide to Voice, Age and Campaigning: Dementia in the Public Domain

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