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Category: Care Planning and Diagnosis

Sexuality And People In Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Guide For Partners And Families

This guide begins with the acknowledgment that sexuality can still be important to people living in an aged facility even though they may be “old and in need of care; disabled; have health problems; or have dementia”.

The Consumer Companion Guide – Diagnosis, Treatment And Care For People With Dementia

This is believed to be the first comprehensive guide of its kind and is designed to complement the Clinical Practice Guidelines And Principles Of Care For People With Dementia launched in Australia in March 2016 for health and aged care professionals.

Prescription For Life: Supporting Those LIVING With Younger Onset Dementia

An interactive talking book designed to assist health workers to use a well-being approach to provide meaningful care for younger people living with dementia.

Montessori resources

Purposeful Activities For Dementia offers practical ways that carers can engage people living with dementia in purposeful activities at home and in social groups.

The Dementia Guide

A free handbook and online guide released at the end of 2016 by Dementia Australia Vic, offering information and support options for anyone impacted by dementia.

Dementia Resources From Around The World

This is a collection of curated websites about dementia for people with dementia and carers.

Forgetfulness, Feelings and Farnarkling: Reflections On Aged Care And How You Can Make A Difference

A collection of real people’s stories from author Anne Kelly’s almost 30 years’ of experience working in aged and dementia care

Future Planning And Advance Care Planning: Why It Needs To Be Different For People With Dementia And Other Forms Of Cognitive Decline

This report contains seven key findings to improve the uptake and quality of advance care planning for people with cognitive decline

Older People In Hospital

An online resource that provides clinicians with evidence-based information and simple strategies to minimise the risk of functional decline for older people in hospital.