Resources to download - Vic
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WE CAN, WE CAN, WE CAN: Purpose and pleasure for people living with dementia.
Encouraging and inspiring people with dementia to engage with activities that assist them to continue to lead lives full of purpose and pleasure is the goal of a new book released by Alzheimer's Australia Vic.
The book, We can, we can, we can is filled with a variety of activities to help carers of people with dementia bring a creative approach to their every day caring role.
From simple arts and craft projects to reminiscing projects; fun ideas with food; gardening activities; some with a focus on the senses; incorporating music; pets; mental and physical games; traditional celebrations and traditions and even some specifically aimed at men, there are pages and pages of ideas.
These activities have been developed to encourage family and friends to be involved as well as being appropriate for those working in aged care and organising group activities. The book also incorporates key Montessori principles which aim to enable carers to enhance the quality of life of those they care for through mental stimulation, communication and social engagement.
Download the order form here.
Professor Cartwright, Director of the Aged Services Learning and Research Centre, Aged Services Unit at Southern Cross University.
Pain Relief at the End of Life for People with Dementia
Presented Wednesday 13 April 2011, 2.00-3.30pm, University of Melbourne, Hawthorn campus
Ethical Issues and Decision-Making in Dementia Care - DVD
Professor Julian C Hughes is a respected international authority on decision making in dementia care, including end of life issues. This DVD is a recording of a lecture and panel discussion delivered on 15 June 2010 in Melbourne.
DVD Order form
Advance Care Planning - Associate Professor Bill Silvester
Click here for the link to the Respecting Patient Choices website.
Presented Wednesday 18 May 2011, 5pm University of Melbourne, Hawthorn campus.
Leadership in Quality Dementia Support Forum
Deborah McKern - Caring for the bold and the beautiful. Download presentation here
Susan McLaine - Bibliotheraphy: Reading for wellbeing in aged care. Download presentation here
Peter Birkett - An Innovative Rural approach to Dementia. Download presentation here
Jeanette Faorlin - Art and Photography Program. Download presentation here
Wendy Walters & Catherine Morley - A Montessori approach to dementia care. Download presentation here
Presented Tuesday 14 August 2012, 9:00am- 4:00pm, Leonda by The Yarra, Hawthorn
FRIENDS MATTER BOOKLET
The 'Friends Matter' booklet reinforces the importance of friendship and social connection for people with dementia and provides strategies and ideas to help an individual engage and maintain their friendship with their friend who has developed dementia.
A FREE copy of the 'Friends Matter' booklet is accessible here.