The Learning List - August 2021

By Laura Hitchcock. Published on 14/8/2021

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

Dementia Australia Dementia Expert Webinar: Palliative care and dementia Apr 6, 2021

OPAN Alternatives therapies to chemical/ medical restraint in aged care Wednesday, 30 June 2021

OPAN Alternative Approaches for People Living with Dementia: A Practical Guide July 15, 2021           

Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group: "Young onset dementia: Maximising independence with quality care" July 15 2021

DAI From Rhetoric to Reality: Designing well for people living with dementia, July 29, 2021

OPAN Communicating with People Living with Dementia webinar July 29, 2021

Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand. Advance care planning supports better outcomes for people with dementia. 

Interesting stuff to read        

Hansjee D (2019) 5 Fundamental Ms: cutting aspiration risk in dementia and dysphagia patients. Nursing Times [online]; 115: 4, 38-41.

Ma'u, E., Cullum, S., Cheung, G., Livingston, G., & Mukadam, N. (2021). Differences in the potential for dementia prevention between major ethnic groups within one country: A cross sectional analysis of population attributable fraction of potentially modifiable risk factors in New Zealand. The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific, 13, 100191.

Interesting websites        

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

South Island Alliance Health of older people resources

The Neurological Foundation Lecture Library.

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) Medication: It’s your choice. It’s your right.

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