NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care 

Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300.

Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality

WA’s Brightwater Care Group’s well-being mapping workplace innovation has shown tangible benefits in terms of job quality and quality of care. Read it for FREE online: click here!

Also in this issue

  • Singing side by side: The Alchemy Chorus is Canberra’s first community choir for people with dementia and their carers
  • Living in care: an exercise to promote empathy: How an exercise in empathy helped staff gain a better understanding of behaviours that challenge
  • Using Montessori in community respite: A three-year study is examining the impact of using the Montessori approach in community-based dementia respite care services
  • CAUSEd: effective problem solving to support well-being: The CAUSEd problem-solving tool is designed to help carers shift focus from seeing behaviours as ‘difficult’ or ‘challenging’ and understand how physical and social environments contribute to responsive behaviours
  • A time for change? Rethinking dementia practice in hospitals: Explores the experiences of people with dementia in hospital, and the various approaches used to improve this experience
  • Prescription for Life: an interactive resource for YOD: A new interactive talking book to assist health workers provide meaningful care for younger people living with dementia
  • The story of dementia: Stephen Post and Julian Hughes: John Killick continues his series of articles exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals
  • KT workshops support shift from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ in dementia care: Knowledge translation (KT) and change management principles can help dementia education workshop participants use what they learn
  • Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events

SOURCE: “Australian Journal of Dementia Care.” AJDC February/March 2017.

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