Category: Alzheimer’s & dementia
Alzheimer's & dementia
Just Better Care
Just Better Care
Just Better Care May 19, 2018

For the love of grandparents

Dementia is the second leading cause of deaths in Australia (ABS, 2016). In a report prepared for Alzheimer’s Australia, it was projected that over 6.4 million Australia people would be diagnosed with dementia over the next 40 years. The cost projected alongside this trend is estimated to be more than $1 trillion (Economic cost of dementia in Australia 2016-2056). What will be the emotional cost for those diagnosed, as well as their families? Callum McMillan was eight years old...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 18, 2018

Coroner finds aged care staff grossly mismanaged fatal attack

  A 92-year-old South Australian woman who sustained a savage attack by another resident in the aged care home where she lived, was “unable to escape” and her carers exercised a “gross dereliction of proper management”, the Coroner has found. The South Australian Coroner Mark Johns handed down his findings into the 2012 death of Dorothy Mavis Baum in an Adelaide nursing home. Ms Baum, who was 92 at the time, was beaten with a plastic chain by another resident...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 16, 2018

Dementia: Negative labelling is undesirable and harmful

Those who are caring for people living with dementia must try to see the world through through their eyes, says Leah Bisiani, managing director of Uplifting Dementia, who spoke at the National Dementia Conference on Tuesday. Dementia is complex. Every person with dementia experiences it differently. But because of the complexity, people often respond with fear and resort to stereotypes. But by getting to know the person, and finding out everything you can about them, you will be better placed...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 15, 2018

Balancing safety with personal freedoms for people living with dementia

Balancing risk with autonomy and freedom is not an easy task for those who care for people living with dementia, said Professor Susan Kurrie at today’s National Dementia Conference. Though we live in a risk-averse society, there is actually dignity in being able to take risks, said Professor Kurrie. “But for patients with dementia, that dignity is often forgotten,” she said. It can be difficult to balance allowing people living with dementia some dignity of risk, while at the...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 14, 2018

Should you tell people about a dementia diagnosis?

Sharing the news of a dementia diagnosis might seem daunting. It can be hard to know how to broach such significant news, and you might be concerned about how people will react. While there are good reasons to let people know that you, or someone in your care, has been diagnosed with the condition, the decision will depend on the individual. Some people will feel comfortable sharing the diagnosis with all, while others will prefer to keep the news to...
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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo May 10, 2018

Tackling Dementia Is Our Generation’s Duty

Australia has a growing ageing population - and with it a growing number of people with dementia. Dementia currently affects more than 420,000 Australians, a number that is predicted to increase to more than a million without any medical intervention by 2056. Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians and the third leading cause of disability overall. As the older generations deal with age related conditions like dementia, it’s up to the younger generations to...
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