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Seasons GreetingsFrom the Dementia Care Competency & Training Team
2017 course enrolments begin from the 13th of February
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Seasons GreetingsFrom the Dementia Care Competency & Training Team
2017 course enrolments begin from the 13th of February

Have You finalised Your Courses for 2016?

Students: you will need to ensure that you have completed your courses and printed your certificates no later than December 15.

Facilitators: remember to run reports for your courses on or before December 15.

Summer Website Maintenance

During January the site will go into maintenance mode at various times, which will mean there will be no access available to members.

Please be aware there will be no support available from the Dementia Care Team from December 15 until January 9, 2017.

The website will officially reopen early February and courses will recommence February 27.

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February – August 2017

Facilitator Refresher Day @ University of NSW
February 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Facilitator Refresher Day @ University of NSW
What:      Facilitator Refresher Day When:    Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Time:       0900 for a 0930 start – 1600 Where:    Boral Lecture Theatre UNSW Conference [...]
32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International @ Kyoto International Conference Centre
April 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am – April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International @ Kyoto International Conference Centre | Kyoto | Kyoto Prefecture | Japan
Dementia: Together towards a new era The annual conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) continues to evolve and now attracts thousands of people with an [...]
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Transport Conference 2017: Navigating the Road Ahead @ Pullman International Cairns
August 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am – August 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Transport Conference 2017: Navigating the Road Ahead @ Pullman International Cairns | Cairns City | Queensland | Australia
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Corporation Transport Network (NATSICCTN) is a member group comprising all Aboriginal Transport Development Officers (ATDOs) from across [...]

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Recent Discussion Topics

  • Kathy de Souza on Thursday December 22nd Memory loss: When to seek help
    Everyone forgets things at some time. How often have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met? Some degree of memory problems, as well as a modest decline…
  • Kathy de Souza on Thursday December 22nd Mobile Game for Dementia Patients
    That is the reason Douglas Kritzik has launched Punny Fuzzle a mobile game for Dementia patients. The games developed are broadly designed for improving English vocabulary. However, it’s entertaining and engaging features make it useful…
  • Kathy de Souza on Thursday December 22nd Newly discovered disease could hold key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
    'Discovering this new disease and its cause is a huge step towards developing drug-based therapies for other rare neurodegenerative conditions' A new genetic disease has been discovered that could play a key role in devastating…
  • Kathy de Souza on Thursday December 22nd Dealing with dementia: Concerns over how to cope with the UK's biggest killer
    Dementia is now the biggest cause of death in the UK - and with an increasingly elderly population, it's a statistic that is unlikely to change. Out of the estimated 850,000 people who were living…
  • Kathy de Souza on Wednesday December 21st New drug 'shows signs of restoring memory loss'
    DEMENTIA patients were offered fresh hope after a new drug showed signs of restoring memory loss and prolonging life. As yet, the deadly brain condition, which affects hundreds of thousands of people in the UK,…
  • Kathy de Souza on Wednesday December 21st Antipsychotic drug use linked to 60% increased risk of mortality in AD
    Antipsychotic drug use is associated with a 60 percent increased risk of mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk was highest at the beginning…
  • Kathy de Souza on Wednesday December 21st Common anti-cholesterol drugs show promise for reducing Alzheimer's disease risk
    Common anti-cholesterol drugs show promise for reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a University of Southern California-led study of Medicare data reveals. The new study shows that, based on a sample of 399,979 Medicare beneficiaries,…
  • Kathy de Souza on Wednesday December 21st Study confirms 'sniff test' may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer's diseas
    Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists' offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and now…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th Building a more dementia-friendly society
    In this week's Spotlight on Research interview series, Dr Kate Irving of DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences speaks about spearheading initiatives to encourage better brain health and to enable people with dementia to…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th What People With Dementia Can Teach Us About Authentic Communication
    While the Midwest suffered a severe recession in the 1980s, I made the decision to enter graduate school after earning a degree in nonverbal and interpersonal communications. My research focused on fostering open-communication climates within…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th Protein in urine may up risk of dementia: Study
    The analysis showed that people with protein -- also known as called albuminuria or proteinuria -- in the urine were 35 per cent more likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia than people who did…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th Beloved music can renew lives lost to dementia
    More than 300 years ago, British playwright William Congreve said, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast” (from “The Mourning Bride,” 1697). While one might speculate that music has always maintained the property to…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th Dementia kits will help patients' hospital stay
    RESIDENTS living with dementia in the Vale are benefiting from a new form of therapy which helps calm, stimulate and reduce agitation during their hospital stay. Digital reminiscence therapy kits have been in use on…
  • Kathy de Souza on Tuesday December 20th Cafe helps those with dementia
    John Fadness and his wife Lois sang Christmas carols with nearly 20 others at Central Lutheran Church on Thursday morning. It wasn’t a church choir practice session, but rather a meeting of the minds. Lois,…
  • Kathy de Souza on Monday December 19th Estradiol Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Vascular Dementia
    Postmenopausal women undergoing estradiol-based hormone therapy have a significantly decreased risk for mortality due to vascular dementia and a modestly decreased risk for mortality due to Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the Journal…
Dementia Care Competency Framework

The program incorporates the recently completed cross-setting, inter-disciplinary Dementia Care Competency Framework, developed by NSW Health, The University of Wollongong and Dementia Collaborative Research Centres. Ten Clinical Competencies and 40 Domains of Practice have been established to evaluate and inform dementia care professional development.

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