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.
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.
CHRIS PERKINS discusses some innovative methods of communicating with people living with dementia that can help them to make the important decisions in their lives.
CAROLINE BARTLE discusses why sleep can be a problematic area for people with dementia, and what we can do about it.
JUDE BARBACK looks at a recent dance and dementia project that has had a lasting impact.
Rotorua will be home to New Zealand’s first dementia village, based on the acclaimed Dutch village De Hogeweyk. JUDE BARBACK talks to Thérèse Jeffs about her vision for the village and the journey so far.
CAROLINE BARTLE says the time is right to campaign for funding to tackle loneliness as a way of moderating risk factors that delay the onset of dementia.
Bupa's GRAINNE MOSS shares sthe touching story of Bupa employee Kate Burnett and resident Mary.
CAROLINE BARTLE provides a comprehensive checklist for identifying areas of the home that could be enhanced to support and improve the quality of daily life for the individual living with dementia.
JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at the Spark of Life approach and how it is transforming dementia care around the world, including here in New Zealand.