Topic: dementia

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Looking at the challenges of aged care for people with dementia

Increasing the understanding of community aged care for people with dementia is the focus of new research by Griffith University.

Louise Durack July 14, 2016
National study focuses on quality of life of people with dementia

Quality of life for people with dementia living in long-term care is often negatively impacted due to low levels of activity participation.

Louise Durack December 4, 2015
Improved family involvement needed in care of people with dementia

“They rush you and push you too much… and you can’t really get any good response off them”. This was just one of the family member comments from recent Griffith research regarding the acute care of their loved ones with dementia.

Louise Durack October 28, 2015
How to age powerfully—and what that means

Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer from Menzies Health Institute Queensland talks about how we can change the course of our own ageing and how her grandfather successfully achieved it.

Louise Durack August 6, 2015
Contemplating homicide while caring for family with dementia

Homicidal thoughts are a real and significant phenomenon among family carers of people with dementia.

Louise Durack July 23, 2015
A feral attitude towards people with dementia?

The political, economic, medical and societal implications of Australia’s ageing population have received plenty of media coverage. However, in some areas the nature of that coverage is becoming of concern, particularly regarding the attitudes towards dementia.

Louise Durack June 26, 2015
Robot trials ready to seal the deal

Proving the benefits and cost-effectiveness of animal robots in the treatment of dementia is the focus of a Griffith University study, following a cash boost of over $1m from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Louise Durack November 1, 2013