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Help for families of a person in care during a pandemic

5 January 2022
This resource provides families with helpful advice and strategies to enable them to feel supported while also supporting their family member in care. Read More

Picture cards for First Nations people with dementia recognised by prestigious award

Communication cards to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stay connected as their verbal skills decline have won the Indigenous Communities category in the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards. Read More

Free Webinar: What you need to know about Behaviour Support Plans

15 October 2021
In this free webinar, Dementia Training Australia has brought together experts in the field of dementia and behaviour support to discuss elements of good practice, programs and resources recently developed to assist aged care providers and staff. Read More

Connecting with First Nations people in care

4 July 2021
In NAIDOC Week, DSA launches a unique set of communication cards specifically designed to support First Nations people living with dementia, providing care staff and families with the ability to communicate in a way that respects both the person and their culture. Read More

All DSA services available during the pandemic

17 June 2021
Care homes and carers in the community are unsure about how and if DSA services are able to provide support during the current pandemic. This helpsheet outlines how DSA operates during a pandemic, how we provide support and access to video and teleconferencing facilities. Read More

Working together to support children with dementia

17 June 2021
Just like adults with dementia, children with dementia progressively lose their memories, concentration, speech and ability to move. They experience confusion, distress and personality changes. Sadly, most die before reaching adulthood. Read More

Personal care plans, not drugs, best for people living with dementia experiencing severe behaviours

22 April 2021
A world-first study of people living with severe symptoms of dementia has discovered that the impact of non-drug psychosocial treatments are more effective and significantly improve quality of life. Read More

New partnership supports the LGBTI community

8 March 2021
DSA is committed to supporting all people with dementia where changes in behaviour impact their care. In line with this commitment, we are pleased to announce our partnership with LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. Read More

Supporting a life of service

15 February 2021
Audrey had been a member of the Australian Navy and led a very busy and structured life. In the care home where Audrey now lives, she rises early in the morning and stands near the nurse station wearing her 'uniform' of a red jacket, red beret and her red shoulder bag. Read More

New program engages aged care staff

8 December 2020
Due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on older people, particularly in aged care homes, many care providers prohibited or reduced access to visitors. Read More

Joy to the world with 20% off selected books

1 December 2020
Our colleagues at The Dementia Centre, HammondCare have your Christmas gifts covered. This year, they are offering a 20% discount on a range of bestselling book titles.​ Read More

Music reconnects care network

26 November 2020
Grace was living with Alzheimer’s disease and unhappy in her care home. She was agitated, anxious and staff found it difficult to engage with her. Read More

A cultural journey supporting people with dementia

24 November 2020
DSA is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with dementia, which includes understanding the connection to land, spirit, and culture so important in our Indigenous and First Australian communities. Read More

Deafness and Dementia: Interpreting changes in behaviour

7 October 2020
Two new resources that support the well-being of people in the Deaf community who also live with dementia have been launched at the recent International Dementia Conference 2020. Read More

Mary's story brings positive change to care

3 July 2020
Mary, a resident at an aged care home, loved to keep busy and stay organised. This activity led her to other residents’ rooms where she wanted to touch belongings such as linen and clothes. Read More
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 Dementia Support Australia e-newsletter April 2020
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