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Dementia, intimacy and sexuality in residential aged care

When it comes to sexuality and intimacy in an aged care setting, how can staff balance residents’ rights with a duty of care? DR CATHERINE COOK and Associate Professor MARK HENRICKSON address a complex and sensitive topic.

iPad revolution in dementia care

LIAM BUTLER learns how iPads are transforming dementia care at Bupa’s Naomi Courts Specialised Dementia Care Home in Nelson. When Naomi Courts’ diversional therapist Maaike Faber...

Economic Impacts of Dementia report – at a glance

Here's what you need to know about the Economic Impacts of Dementia report.

Communal living with dementia

JONATHAN BOURLA reflects on the coping mechanisms people with dementia use to adjust to communal living situations.

Dancing with dementia

JUDE BARBACK looks at a recent dance and dementia project that has had a lasting impact.

Tool provides plain English guide on dementia

A new resource provides easy-to-understand and easy-to-access information on dementia.

Could community care be part of the answer to NZ’s rising dementia rates?

Alzheimers New Zealand's report on the Economic Impact of Dementia suggests that new models of care are urgently needed as the number of New Zealanders living with dementia is set to increase by nearly 300 per cent to 170,000 by 2050.

PARO the baby seal swims South

The robotic baby seal that shot to fame in the Selwyn Foundation, has now expanded its colony in the South Island.

Seeking meaning behind behaviour that challenges

As the number of people with dementia increases year on year, we need to get better at understanding and managing challenging behaviours that can...

New lobby group in support of residents with dementia

Concerns over aged care policy and funding decisions and their impact on standards of care have prompted the establishment of a lobby group to support those in dementia care.
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