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Posted: May 28, 2014

Meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s: Minnesota State Plan

Olivia Mastry

ACT on Alzheimer’s was one of three locale-specific efforts nationwide to participate in the April 29 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).

Posted: May 28, 2014

A close shave: masculinity and bodywork in dementia care

Sarah Campbell

This snapshot focuses on a doctoral study at the University of Manchester which is situated within a larger ESRC funded study, ‘The Hair and Care Project’, which seeks to explore the relationship between appearance and personal identity for people with dementia. It was published in the Graduate Journal of Social Science, 9(3), pp. 87.

Posted: May 27, 2014

World Alzheimer Report 2012 (Summary Sheet)

Nicole Batsch

While public awareness of the existence of dementia has increased, that has not, as yet, led to a greater acceptance of individuals who are coping with dementia. The World Alzheimer Report 2012, published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, looks at overcoming the stigma of dementia.

file_downloadWorld Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the stigma of dementia
Posted: May 27, 2014

World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the stigma of dementia

Nicole Batsch

The World Alzheimer Report 2012, released on 21 September 2012 by Alzheimer’s Disease International, shares results from a worldwide survey conducted with people with dementia and carers on their personal experiences of stigma.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Core Principles for Involving People with Dementia in Research

Sarah Keyes
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The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a campaigning group of people with dementia. Since 2001, the SDWG has been at the forefront of a growing movement towards people with dementia influencing decisions about their lives. The SDWG research sub-group, established in August 2013, provides a forum in which the large volume of requests coming… Read more »

Posted: May 27, 2014

We’re all thrown in the same boat

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Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »

file_downloadA qualitative analysis of peer support in dementia care
Posted: May 27, 2014

Designing for dementia

Annie Pollock + Liz Fuggle

By design, we can create environments that will enable rather than disable people with dementia. Indeed, environments that work for people with dementia, work for all of us as well as Annie Pollock and Liz Fuggle explain Pollock A and Fuggle L (2013). Designing for dementia: creating a therapeutic environment. Nursing & Residential Care, 15(6),… Read more »

Posted: May 27, 2014

The importance of going outside

Annie Pollock

Annie Pollock, co-author of a book on the importance of outdoor spaces for people with dementia, highlights the need for older Australians to spend more time outside. Pollock A (2012). The importance of going outside – and the reasons why this so often does not happen, Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 1(2), pp. 20-22.