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Understanding Dementia MOOC starting 19th Feb

Course opens 19th February, 2019. New year, new goals? Interested in dementia? Enrolments are now open for the next Understanding Dementia MOOC offered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania. Course opens: 19th February, 2019 Course duration: 7 weeks Course closes: 3rd May, 2019 (content is accessible across 10 [...]

By |2019-01-14T09:07:41+11:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Not a normal part of ageing: Dementia & World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

21st September 2018, World Alzheimer’s Day Today we remember people living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are the most common types of dementia, responsible for up to 90% of [...]

By |2018-09-21T12:30:48+11:00September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Free Understanding Dementia online course

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is an easily accessible online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can enrol. The ageing of human populations across the globe has contributed to dementia being identified as one of the public health issues of [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:04:04+11:00July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dementia in prisons: studying better care practices in custody

Researchers in NSW are seeking help to identify how to better support older prisoners suffering dementia. The study will ask practitioners who work with or come into contact with older prisoners for their opinion on what pathways of care and staff provisions would best support older prisoners with dementia. Sanetta du Toit from the University [...]

By |2018-04-13T13:30:48+11:00April 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Stigma and silence, capacity and empowerment

It is 25 years since the closure of Gladesville Hospital, one of NSW’s notorious asylums and mental hospitals. In the forecourt off Victoria Road are the unmarked burials of more than 1,200 former inmates. Some 305 burials are without records. Opened in 1838, the high level of stigma about mental health and illness meant that [...]

By |2018-03-19T10:31:02+11:00March 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Caring for Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment can affect us all. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has just released their new Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign. The Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign is about providing better outcomes and experiences for patients with cognitive impairment in hospitals, and for their loved ones and staff who care [...]

By |2018-01-23T16:10:54+11:00January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dementia Awareness Month

There are more than 413 100 Australians currently living with dementia and every day another 244 more people get diagnosed. Dementia is the second leading cause of death and the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. At the moment, more than 200 000 people are needed to care for those with dementia. Clearly, [...]

By |2017-08-31T16:05:51+11:00August 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Managing dementia as a palliative illness

Dementia and Palliative Care: Getting it Together Between now and the end of June, the Program of Excellence in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and the Western NSW Local Health District are presenting information sessions providing insight into the management of dementia as a palliative illness. These short forums are aimed at providing valuable information to [...]

By |2017-06-16T16:56:55+11:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Aussies are getting older and the health workforce needs training to reflect it

Deborah Parker, Professor of Nursing Aged Care (Dementia), University of Sydney and Vice President of Palliative Care NSW wrote this article for The Conversation on the need for training for the aged care workforce.   As our population ages and life expectancy increases, the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people becomes greater. Older people access [...]

By |2017-02-02T12:18:19+11:00February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

World Alzheimer’s Day – 21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Every 68 seconds, someone in the worlds develops Alzheimer’s disease. [...]

By |2017-01-19T11:45:18+11:00September 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments