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Information Sheet
The Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) location devices in dementia care

This helpsheet from Dementia Support Australia details when the use of GPS may be appropriate, how to obtain consent, and what to consider when introducing and using GPS.

Added 24 Jul 2022
Information Sheet
The use of dolls in dementia care

This helpsheet from Dementia Support Australia outlines why you might consider introducing a doll as a therapeutic intervention and who is likely to benefit.

Added 24 Jul 2022
Information Sheet
The use of activity sheds in dementia care

This helpsheet from Dementia Support Australia is a useful guide for aged care providers to consider the use of activity sheds to encourage engagement of a person or persons living with dementia.

Added 24 Jul 2022
Video
Theresa's story

Theresa Flavin is living with dementia, and has been involved in the supported decision-making project. In this video from the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Theresa talks about her experiences with using supported decision-making within her family, and why it has been important for her. (5 min)

Added 24 Jul 2022
e-Learning
The pain puzzle: Recognition, assessment and treatment of pain in people living with dementia (course)

In this course from Dementia Training Australia, you will increase your understanding of pain assessment and management for people with dementia living in a residential environment.

Added 23 Jul 2022
Video
Purposeful activities (chapter 2)

Chapter 2 of this video series from Dementia Australia focuses on knowing the person's life story in order to support meaningful engagement. (5 min)

Added 23 Jul 2022
Video
The incredible power of music for people with dementia

Hear about aged care provider, Whiddon's, trial of a Stanford Music Program and the powerful effects of music for people with dementia. (2 min)

Added 23 Jul 2022
Video
The fading moon: A dementia resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This resource was produced to raise awareness about the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers who provide support to people with dementia. The video features the personal stories of carers and also includes commentary from people working in the dementia field.

Added 23 Jul 2022
Webinar
The double closet - LGBTI people and dementia

In this lecture from Dementia Training Australia, you will learn why LGBTI-inclusive dementia care is important and to identify the barriers to culturally safe care (*please note you must be logged in as a Dementia Training Australia member (free) to watch video presentations and access resources). (21 min)

Added 23 Jul 2022
Guidance
The dementia guide

This guide from Dementia Australia aims to help people understand more about dementia and treatments, support and services. It also includes information about living well with dementia and making plans for the future.

Added 23 Jul 2022