DTSC September 2015 eNewsletter
The second edition of the DTSC eNewsletter has been timed to coincide with Dementia Awareness Month
September is Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Awareness Month and the theme this year is – Creating a Dementia-Friendly Nation.
Our eNewsletter will be published four times a year to bring news about Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) projects, events and happenings from all five centres across Australia.
DTSC launched Australia’s first National Dementia Essay Competition, in September during Dementia Awareness Month, with support from Alzheimer’s Australia and the Australian Journal of Dementia Care. The competition encourages students to consider how their discipline contributes to creating a dementia-friendly nation. There is over $7,000 in prize money in total on offer, so if you are a 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate student with an interest in dementia – Read More
In early September, DTSCs co-hosted the annual National Dementia Research and Implementation Forum with the DCRCs in Sydney. This event provides a unique forum of exchange for knowledge ‘generators’ to meet with knowledge ‘users’. Continue reading
As part of Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Australia has released a white paper, Dementia-Friendly Communities that outlines the benefits of creating a more inclusive, dementia-friendly society.
Hierarchic Dementia Scale-Revised (HDS-R) kits are now available through the Dementia Centre, HammondCare in New South Wales.
Order your HDS-R Kit now
Read More about the WA DTSC HDS-R project.
The Australian Journal of Dementia Care, August-September issue, is out now.
Read the feature article on Playful Engagement, an award-winning arts and health program for people in the mid- to advanced stages of dementia that seeks to affirm and celebrate personal identity, boost confidence.
You may have caught Dr. Al Power’s keynote address for Alzheimer’s Disease International in Perth earlier this year or have been lucky enough to attend his recent workshop on Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being for the QLD DTSC in Brisbane. Continue reading
Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Beattie who is to be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October this year, and was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July. Continue reading
Getting the most out of Respite Care is a new guide for carers of people with dementia launched in September by the DCRC:CC. It is presented from a carer’s perspective and aims to help carers’ decision-making about respite. Continue reading
A short animated video raising important questions for those involved in making decisions on driving and dementia Continue reading
DTSC will soon launch an eLearning module to assist health and aged care sector workers become culturally competent in relation to working with LGBTI people with dementia. It also aims to assist health and aged care services and organisations become more inclusive of LGBTI people in their service provision. Continue reading