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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.

New DA learning module helps workers prevent, recognise, and act on elders’ financial abuse

Financial elder abuse is one of the most common types of abuse experienced by older people. Those living with dementia are especially vulnerable, but Dementia Australia hopes its new learning modules will empower workers to act when they suspect something is aw. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

New study shows link between Vitamin D deficiency and dementia

A world-first study from the University of South Australia could stop dementia in its tracks as new genetic research shows a direct link between this degenerative disease and a lack of vitamin D.

New free online ACWIC tool to aid workers and providers with workforce planning

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council has today launched a major new free online tool, specifically designed to support providers to establish a baseline understanding of their organisation’s workforce and lay a foundation for a sustainable workforce plan. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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.

Panthers legend walks 300km to raise $650,000 for dementia research

Dementia Australia has thanked and congratulated Australian rugby league and Penrith Panthers legend Royce Simmons on walking 300km in just 11 days, in the process raising more than $650,000 to support the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

Greyhounds project to brighten lives of elderly craving connection and companionship

An Australian-first pilot program bringing together rescued greyhounds and aged care residents is set to be introduced into HammondCare residential aged care homes in coming months.

Highly regarded filmmaker shares why she supports mobile app, Ask Annie

Storm In A Teacup director Nia Pericles has provided family videos to use in the development of Ask Annie – Dementia Australia's mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia.

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.

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