Aged care residential services have been warned use of chemical and physical restraints is particularly dangerous for people living with dementia experiencing COVID-19 respiratory illness and urged to explore alternatives.
Dementia Support Australia, a national service funded by the Australian Government to support people living with dementia and their families, today issued advice to all residential care services on how best to support residents living with dementia during COVID-19 lockdowns.
DSA has released a Helpsheet, Restrictive practices: Understanding and managing...
Associate Professor Colm Cunningham
A/Prof Cunningham leads an Australian and International team of over 200 staff involved in research, education and consultancy as well as the translation of this knowledge into accessible publications and tools to improve practice. The Dementia Centre’s priorities are building design, understanding the causes of behaviour, life engagement, models of care and end of life care. A/Prof Cunningham has published extensively in Dementia Centre areas of expertise and has over 30 years experience in older age care.