Tag: dementia

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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

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The ageing doctor – ethical and legal implications

Laying off a post-retirement-age doctor on the basis of their age is an offence under the Age Discrimination Act 2004. However, there are growing concerns that doctors practicing beyond 65-years of age may be more prone to mistakes, due to the age-related decline of various physical and cognitive faculties. As such, many experts have called…

22 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

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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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What does a person with dementia look like?

Dementia is a pervasive collection of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, personality change, multi-sensory challenges, and apathy, caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. These symptoms can make it very challenging for people living with dementia to carry out everyday tasks. But as renowned dementia advocate John Quinn describes, it is often the…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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Younger Onset Dementia | Caroline Grogan, Centacare

Carers play a pivotal role in supporting people living with dementia and yet they often don’t receive enough support for what can be a very challenging responsibility. This week, we hear from Caroline Grogan about what support community services can offer and their Younger Onset Dementia Program.  What is your current role and what does…

12 Mar 2018, by Francesca Brewer

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Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer

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Patient Centred Care | Meagan Hartley, Robina Hospital

Speaker Interview with Meagan Hartley, Senior Occupational Therapist, Dementia Care , Acure Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, Queensland Health GCHHS  Patient centred care is so crucial when discussing the care of people living with dementia. In our latest installment of the National Dementia Conference speaker interview series, we talk to Meagan Hartley from Robina…

9 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer

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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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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

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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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Highlights of National Dementia Conference 2016

National Dementia Conference 2016 The 7th Annual National Dementia Conference took place on 21-22 March 2016 at the Novotel Brisbane, welcoming 100 attendees from across the country and enabling great networking opportunities amongst carers, consumers, and representatives from federal and state government, associations, not for profit organisations, hospitals, aged care facilities and universities. Thank you…

25 Apr 2016, by Informa Insights

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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