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Thursday Three - 2021 09 23
|AAG's Weekly Update - 23rd September 2021||View this email in your browser|
AAG's Thursday Three
~ A special conversation on Living Well with Dementia
~ Latest AJA includes Dementia related articles for Dementia Awareness Month
~ NZAG and Age Concern ‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ conference - moves virtual
Living Well with Dementia
To coincide with Dementia Australia's 2021 Dementia Action Week, AAG is delighted to highlight the work of ‘Dementia Reframed’ in this 30-minute conversation about living well with dementia.
Their message for Dementia Action Week is that ‘Dementia is a disease NOT a death sentence!’ Dementia Reframed provide some effective strategies to help all those impacted, saying ‘we just need to use them and not be afraid of dementia!’ Dementia Reframed believe that when we get dementia support ‘right’, we will have changed our world for the better and for us all. Dementia is our challenge to change and our inspiration.
Dementia Reframed’s visions for changing attitudes surrounding dementia and enhancing care and support, is drawn out by: Nancy Russo along with AAG Members, Dr Gaynor Macdonald and A/Prof Jane Mears.
Latest AJA - Dementia Awareness Month
Have you accessed the latest edition of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (Volume 40, Issue 3)?
The September Issue brings together a wealth of reading on research evidence in gerontology and geriatrics, from the views of health-care workers about cannabis-containing medicines to an examination of patterns of personal alarm use. The Issue features an Invited Article reflecting on prevalence of ageism during the COVID 19 pandemic. Whilst a team from Monash University outline the characteristics of Victorian nursing homes associated with COVID-19 related outbreaks and mortality during the 2020 second wave.
There is also a systematic review on energy expenditure in people living with dementia, along with a range of other dementia-related articles:
~ Use of valproates to manage agitation
~ Residential aged care staff awareness and engagement with dementia-specific support and education
~ A retrospective review of specialist residential dementia care for people with severe and persistent BPSD
~ Last but not least, there is a Reflection on ‘beauty tips in dementia’.
‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ goes digital
NZAG and Age Concern’s ‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ Conference from 30 September and 1 October has moved online and so is even more accessible from Australia. The New Zealand Association of Gerontology is a long-term partner for AAG and together with ANZSGM are bidding for the 2029 IAGG World Congress which will be decided in June 2022.
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