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Loss and Grief that Comes with the Transition into Aged Care and Dementia

A recent report by Alzheimer’s Australia called: ‘The most difficult decision: dementia and the move into residential aged care’ (2012) points out that the transition from living independently in the community into Residential Aged Care is for many people one of the most challenging changes and adjustments in their life. This move is not socially recognised as a significant milestone that needs rituals and a deep appreciation of the loss and grief journey. When we generally think... [More]

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Dementia and Communication – Going into their Space

Find out about some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and how you can manage these changes. Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult problems for people with dementia, their families and carers (Alzheimer’s Australia, May 2012). As the illness progresses, a person with dementia experiences a gradual lessening of their ability to communicate. They find it more and more difficult to express themselves clearly... [More]

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