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Briefing paper

Reablement interventions for community dwelling people living with dementia

This paper summarises research, government, and non-government documents that have explored the concept of reablement in dementia care; and describes how reablement interventions work to address the needs of people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as how these interventions are, or...

A roadmap for quality dementia care

This strategy document has been developed following extensive engagement and consultation with the health and aged care sector - and most importantly with people with the lived experience of dementia. The recommendations in this document are designed to improve the lifestyle, care and health outcomes...
Journal article

Older Aboriginal Australians’ health concerns and preferences for healthy ageing programs

This article presents the findings from a study that gives voice to older Aboriginal Australians’ perspectives culturally-appropriate programs to assist with healthy ageing.
Discussion paper

One day the support was gone

In this discussion paper, Dementia Australia shares stories from those impacted by COVID-19 and dementia so that we may learn from their experiences and adapt or inform policies and programs to better support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia data gaps and opportunities

Persistent gaps in national data limit monitoring and reporting on dementia in Australia. This report discusses current dementia data gaps and identifies ways in which these gaps can be systematically and strategically addressed.

Dementia services pathways – an essential guide to effective service planning

This guide is to inform and assist jurisdictions with service planning, by developing dementia services pathways, to improve dementia services along the continuum of care for people living with dementia and their carers, from first symptoms or ‘first inkling’ to end of life.

Perspectives on rural caregiving challenges and interventions

Unpaid, informal caregivers provide the vast majority of all long-term care in the United States. However, little is known about specific challenges they face in rural areas or what can be done to support them. This brief presents findings from key informant interviews describing challenges...

Dementia: a public health priority

The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.

Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program

This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.

Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

This guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.