The Learning Link - May 2021

By Lara Hitchcock. Published on 14/5/2021

Lara Hitchcock, Registered Nurse with the Memory Assessment Clinic at Burwood Hospital, shares a selection of dementia and delirium education resources from the past month.

Interesting stuff to watch

NZBRI Brain Health Matters, March 24, 2021.

NZBRI: Dementia: variations, risk, and prevention, Mar 30, 2021.

NZBRI Parkinson's Talk, March 29, 2021.

New Zealand Brain Research Institute Parkinson's in New Zealand Today Apr 14, 2021

OPAN Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness, March, 31, 2021.

Alzheimer's Disease International Technology & National Dementia Plans: Lessons from the Korean experience April 20

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre Questions about dementia, challenges for stem cells 27 April 2021

AFTD 2021 Virtual Education Conference, Find help/ share hope May 13 & 14, 2021,

Interesting stuff to read        

Pain in the Neurodegenerating Brain - Insights into Pharmacotherapy for Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease -Medscape  Apr 01, 2021.      

Gee, S & Hawkes, T. (2021). Supporting meaningful activity in hospital. Australian Journal of Dementiacare. 10 (2). 20- 22. Email me for pdf

Mahoney C (2018) Peri-operative care for people with dementia: challenges and solutions. Nursing Times [online]; 114: 11, 53-56.

Tieges, Z., Maclullich, A. M., Anand, A., Brookes, C., Cassarino, M., O’connor, M., ... & Galvin, R. (2021). Diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium detection in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 50(3), 733-743.

From Plan to Impact IV Progress towards targets of the WHO Global action plan on dementia

From Plan to Impact IV: Report Launch & Side Event to the 74th World Health Assembly May 28 2021

Interesting websites        

South Island Alliance Health of older people resources

New Zealand Dementia Foundation –information, education, and knowledge on dementia and delirium.

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