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Dementia design – the kiwi way

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.

The link between loneliness and dementia

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.

Person first, dementia second

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

Improving the dementia environment at home

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.

Spark of life approach: is it the way to go?

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.

Up close and personal with… Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree tells INsite what inspired him to become Alzheimer’s New Zealand’s Champion for Dementia.

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...

Passion and vision – leadership in dementia care

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses a knowledge management strategy that helps leaders in dementia care become enablers, rather than directors.

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...

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.
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