Tag: alzheimers

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Using non-thermal ultrasound procedures to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Neurological disorders such as dementia and its major form, Alzheimer’s disease, are an ongoing and increasing challenge for our ageing population. Sadly, the disorders remain incurable as there are limitations in existing treatments such as drugs and surgical therapies, due to their difficulty in accessing the brain. But thanks to the pioneering work of Professor…

19 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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Caroline Grogan on Dementia & Dementia Friendly Communities

  With one week to go until the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference, we spoke with Centacare's S.H.A.R.E. The CareProgram Co-ordinator Caroline Grogan to discuss dementia in Australia and dementia friendly communities.   Dementia is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can our healthcare system better meet the needs of…

14 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

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Maree McCabe: Dementia in Australia

With the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference fast approaching, we spoke with the interim Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Australia Maree McCabe to discuss the impact of dementia in Australia.   With more than 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia, it is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can we…

21 Dec 2016, by Lisa Hedlund

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Dementia ‘is not a future issue, it is a present reality’

We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, he gave an enlightening speech about the current state of dementia in Australia and the government and opposition's initiatives…

4 Mar 2015, by Informa Australia

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Dementia: Language and stigma

Post by Kate Swaffer, Consultant, Alzheimer’s Australia and Consumer Advocate. She is also the author of the "Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth" blog. As the incidence of dementia rises globally, the rate and scale has forced governments to make it a health priority, and from a consumer’s perspective, it is therefore very…

12 Jan 2015, by Informa Australia

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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 Australia

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Acute care and the uncomfortable detour on the dementia pathway

We had the opportunity to pick the brains of Dr Mark Yates, Geriatrician, Director of Clinical Studies Ballarat Clinical School, Deakin University; Associate Professor, Medicine, Deakin University prior to the upcoming 4th Annual National Dementia Congress in Melbourne in February 2013. What do you see as the main challenges and opportunities of dementia being designated…

29 Nov 2012, by Informa Australia