Tag: Alzheimer’s disease


A new therapeutic for Alzheimer’s is imminent – what is it and what will it mean?

An ageing population could see global cases of dementia and its major form Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) almost double every twenty years. However, a new therapeutic approach currently being trialled in Australia could put a halt to this growth, cutting cases of Alzheimer’s by as much as 50 percent. Associate Professor Michael Woodward - who appeared…

6 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Leah Bisiani: Improving the Lives of People Living with Dementia

In order to highlight the discussions that will take place at the upcoming 8th National Dementia Conference, we spoke with the Managing Director of Uplifting Dementia Leah Bisiani about working with people with dementia and the positive impact of doll therapy. In the 25 years that Leah has been involved in this space the treatment and condition of consumers…

16 Jan 2017, by Lisa Hedlund


National Dementia Conference 2016 -Event Highlights

National Dementia Conference 2016 Dementia is the most significant health issue facing the nation, and according to the AIHW, the number of Australians living with dementia is expected to rise to 400,000 in less than five years. The sharing of information and range of services available is a key element to supporting people living with…

31 Mar 2016, by Informa Insights


Advocating dementia-friendly communities

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Dementia Congress 2015, we had the chance to speak to Kate Swaffer, Consultant, Alzheimer’s Australia and Consumer Advocate, about creating and supporting dementia-friendly communities to empower people living with dementia. Kate is living well with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia and has a focus on changing the…

14 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


Important aspects on preserving quality of life with dementia

Person centred care puts the individual first before their illness in designing their care by valuing the person, maintaining the person's personal identity, cultural background, personal history, understanding their perspective on the quality of life and involving family and friends as care partners. This type of therapy is considered important in managing symptoms and providing…

9 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


The fight against dementia needs collaboration

Dementia is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation.  In December 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease International released its Global Impact of Dementia 2013- 2050 report. According to the policy briefing paper the number of people living with dementia globally is estimated at 44.35 million and is expected to reach 135.46 million by…

10 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights


Knowledge translation main obstacle for better dementia facilities

Professor Richard Fleming is the Director of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. A key element of his work is translating knowledge around dementia-friendly environmental design into practice. IIR Healthcare spoke to him about overcoming barriers in transforming the build environment to meet the needs of people with dementia and what discussions need take place…

3 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights