Dementia overtakes heart disease as leading cause of disease burden among Australians over 65

By ANMJ Staff|
February 27th, 2023|

Dementia has overtaken coronary heart disease as the leading cause of disease burden among Australians aged 65 and over, according to a new report from [...]

Evaluating dementia knowledge, attitudes, perceived skills and competence following dementia education and training in the Namaste Care program

By Sara Karacsony, Claire Eccleston and Melissa Abela|
April 28th, 2022|

Care programs aimed at improving quality of life for older people with dementia in Australian residential aged care facilities (RACF) are limited. Generally, few interventions [...]

Pain management for patients with dementia: Identification and management

By Tess Cooper and Simon Cooper|
February 11th, 2022|

The Australian Bureau of Statistics1 reports that in 2018 there were 219,000 Australians with dementia – of which 43% experienced chronic pain that may have [...]

People living with dementia and carers face discrimination due to lack of understanding

By ANMJ Staff|
September 20th, 2021|

More than two thirds of people living with dementia expect to face some form of discrimination, new research conducted by Dementia Australia has revealed. Released [...]

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