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How going on holiday could be a quality treatment option for dementia: new study

A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.

Experts recommend drug-free approach to treating depression symptoms in people living with dementia

Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.

Australian world-leading dementia innovation on show at London conference

Innovative Dementia Australia technology solutions and programs helping to improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers are being showcased at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference 2022 in London this week.

Music therapy eHealth supporting people with dementia

A music therapist and a human-computer interaction expert are combining to assist carers to use music as a means of calming people with dementia.

Top global researchers converge for dementia science and research forum

The Australian Dementia Network and the health department are proudly presenting the Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022. The theme for this year, 'Early Diagnosis – Effective Treatment', will include presentations and keynote addresses from leading national and international researchers from the UK, the US and Sweden.

Quality dementia care must be an ongoing priority for the upcoming 47th parliament

As the federal election ticks down, Australians impacted by dementia are calling on all candidates to pledge that providing quality dementia care will be placed firmly at the top of the agenda for the ongoing systemic aged care reforms in the 47th parliament.

‘Everybody’s Oma – a family’s dementia journey’: upcoming webinar

Join the creators of Everybody’s Oma, a personal and heart-warming documentary about one family’s dementia journey, for an hour-long insight into their story on Tuesday, May 17.

Putting the brakes on dementia – a MedConnect panel event

Join host ABC journalist Tegan Taylor at 6pm on Wednesday, April 27 as she talks to the chair of the Dementia Australia board, Professor Graeme Samuel, and geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, UNSW Senior Research Fellow from CHeBA, about the challenges imposed by this disease.

Dementia Australia calls on all parties, all candidates to keep disease at top of agenda

Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to declare commitments to the delivery of quality dementia care in their election policy platforms.

Serving up choice and dignity in aged care – how meals are enjoyed is about more than what’s on the plate

Meals are rituals built around pleasures and choices. While what is served at mealtimes in aged care homes has received recent attention and Labor has pledged to improve the food offered, new research highlights that how meals are offered is just as important.

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