School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

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...

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.

Making dementia an election issue

Alzheimers New Zealand is putting the spotlight on dementia in the run-up to this year's election by hosting a debate with representatives from all major political parties.

Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.

New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

Person first, dementia second

Bupa's GRAINNE MOSS shares sthe touching story of Bupa employee Kate Burnett and resident Mary.

Dementia and nutrition

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses the importance of good nutrition for people with dementia and gives some practical advice to help make meal times easier.

“I seen the little lamp” – Mansfield and the cognitively impaired mind

Classic works of literature have been expertly adapted for those living with dementia and cognitive decline in an attempt to rekindle a love of reading in people who might otherwise struggle to read. By JUDE BARBACK.

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