Communal living with dementia

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

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.

What will it take to get an effective Alzheimer’s drug?

World-renowned Alzheimer's Disease researcher to give expert view on what it will take to get an effective drug for Alzheimer’s disease.

Editorial: In loving memory

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK, reflects on her late grandfather's final years and how our aged care systems must flex and adapt to meet the many and varied needs of older New Zealanders.

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.

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.

Five things people living with dementia want you to know

With September being World Alzheimer’s Month, Alan Keen an Aucklander who is living with dementia shares his experience and Beth McDougall, Bupa’s Dementia Care Advisor, outlines the top five things she’s been asked over the years.

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.

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.

Protecting people with dementia against theft

This being Money Week, it is fitting that the Dementia Auckland's annual Symposium held later this month will focus on protecting people with dementia against scams and theft.


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