Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore aged care staff knowledge and attitudes towards later life sexuality and attitudes about intimacy in people with dementia. Methods: Fifty-two care staff working in two aged care facilities with secure dementia care units were recruited. Knowledge and attitudes on later life sexuality and attitudes towards later life sexuality in people with dementia were … [Read More] Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marta Woolford, PhD Candidate and Research Officer at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But our review shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair and unreasonable practice. In most cases, … [Read More] There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Engaging Older People Key to Better Aged Care – Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field. While phrases such as “co-design” have become buzzwords in the sector in recent years, the effectiveness of providers’ engagement with clients in aged … [Read More] Engaging Older People Key to Better Aged Care – Australian Ageing Agenda

2017 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures – Alzheimer’s Association

ABSTRACT This article describes the public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including incidence and prevalence, mortality rates, costs of care, and the overall impact on caregivers and society. The Special Report examines how the use of biomarkers may influence the AD diagnostic process and estimates of prevalence and incidence of the disease. An estimated 5.5 … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

ABSTRACT In the history of medicine, one means to progress is when we make the decision that our assumptions and definitions of disease are no longer consistent with the scientific evidence, and no longer serve our health care needs. The arc of scientific progress is now requiring a change in how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. … [Read More] Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Can Training Your Working Memory Make You Smarter? We reviewed the evidence – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Giovanni Sala, PhD Candidate, Cognitive Psychology & Fernand Gobet, Professor of Decision Making and Expertise, University of Liverpool. We would all like to boost our cognitive ability beyond the limits set by Mother Nature. So it’s no wonder that brain-training programmes – which typically focus on training our working memory – are a … [Read More] Can Training Your Working Memory Make You Smarter? We reviewed the evidence – The Conversation

10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system. The series of resources, 10 Questions to Ask, which was launched in Sydney this week, covers a range of topics such as facility staffing levels, access to … [Read More] 10 Questions To Ask – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

Our Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge report, released today, collates published research on the issue and highlights that the prevalence, care burden and stigma of dementia disproportionately affects women, making it a global women’s health, social care and rights challenge that can no longer be ignored. This report analyses existing national policy responses to … [Read More] Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged Care Quality Framework across aged care from July 2018. Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged … [Read More] Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

ABSTRACT While previous studies have established social capital as an important determinant of subjective well-being (SWB), the broader social context people are living in has not received much attention in terms of SWB. To address this issue, we propose the concept of social affiliation, measuring the feeling of belonging to the social whole, of being … [Read More] Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy Media Release – CHICAGO, March 7, 2017 – Extract Total annual payments for Alzheimer’s care surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars Deaths from Alzheimer’s increase dramatically while deaths from other major causes decrease Strain of providing Alzheimer’s … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

New Issue: Quest – Adult Learning Australia

Quest Issue 1, 2017 IN THIS ISSUE Tips and Trends: Power through power tools — A Women’s Shed that teaches women trades skills is flourishing in Orange, New South Wales. Message from the CEO Board news Learning to believe at Griffith Uni Crunch time at Woodend ACE update Tips for putting adult learning — Principles into practice … [Read More] New Issue: Quest – Adult Learning Australia

What is New with Old? What old age teaches us about inequality and stratification – Sociology Compass

ABSTRACT Aging is remarkably unequal. Who survives to grow old in America and the circumstances they face once there reflect durable racial, socioeconomic, and gender inequalities that structure our lives from birth. Yet within the field of social stratification and mainstream sociology proper, examinations of the rapidly growing population of older Americans are often relegated … [Read More] What is New with Old? What old age teaches us about inequality and stratification – Sociology Compass

Some Brain Training Programs are Backed by Evidence. Here’s how to pick them – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dr Tejal Shah: works as a post doctoral research fellow for the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Hollywood Private Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. Brain training has been touted as a way to prevent age-related cognitive decline. Many products are available for purchase. But are any actually effective? We reviewed the merits of … [Read More] Some Brain Training Programs are Backed by Evidence. Here’s how to pick them – The Conversation

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