Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Australian Journal of Dementia Care

In the February/March 2016 issue of AJDC:

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Cover story

Engaging and connecting through music: Kirsty Beilharz is leading a program which makes music an integral part of relationship building and engagement for people with dementia in residential care.

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Also in this issue:

  • The story of dementia: Tom Kitwood: John Killick continues exploring the history of dementia through the stories of individuals.
  • Providing culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal people: Katrina Fyfe and Dr Andrew Stafford introduce a unique resource designed to help Australian health care professionals provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal people with dementia.
  • Small-scale living promotes choice: Natasha Chadwick explains how small-scale communal living supports and enables people with dementia, and outlines plans to develop a community for 120 residents in Queensland.
  • Designing dementia-enabling public buildings: Jason Burton explains the principles behind two new Australian resources developed to support design teams and business owners in improving the physical environment.
  • HDS-R: an improved tool for planning meaningful care
  • Therapeutic environmental design for people with dementia, and many more!

Plus the latest dementia research news, resources and events

About the Journal

The Australian Journal of Dementia Care (AJDC) is Australia’s first and only multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community.

Launched in May 2012, the journal is committed to improving the quality of care for people with dementia, by keeping readers abreast of news and views, research, developments, practice and training issues from Australia and around the world. Until now there has been no authoritative publication which brings practitioners, academics and dementia-focused organisations together.

The AJDC is the Australian version of the UK Journal of Dementia Care, one of the world’s most influential dementia-related publications, which has been linking research with best practice and providing challenging points of view for more than 20 years.

The AJDC draws on the best and most relevant articles from the UK Journal, but gives priority to making Australian research and good practice accessible to all those involved in the care of people with dementia. The AJDC is a project of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre.

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