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Carers don't stop caring

By on Monday, April 28, 2014

For a person with dementia, the move from home to permanent residential care is fraught with emotion. For the family carer behind the decision, it is not necessarily any easier.

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers (DCRC: CC) in the School of Nursing at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is currently undertaking a research project to better understand the perspective of the family carer during this tumultuous transition.

Multi-sensory simulation gives carers the dementia experience

By on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most of us have a vague understanding of the symptoms but very few can relate to the struggle of living with dementia.

Thanks to Unreal Dimension Kit (UDK), an award-wining game engine, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic have created an immersive simulation program to allow individuals to experience first-hand what it might be like to have dementia.

Resident choir brings harmony to home

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mill Park aged care home BlueCross The Boulevard was bustling in a riot of colour and music this month as residents, their families, local businesses and community groups came together to celebrate the annual Family Fun Day.

The hawker market, roving musician and pop-up animal farm were a hit with all ages, but the real spectacle was the performance put on by the resident choir, VonBoulevard.

The Aged Care Rating System launch

By on Thursday, April 17, 2014

A timely effort towards greater transparency.

More than 80 delegates from the aged care industry turned out for the official launch of the Aged Care Ratings System (ACRS) yesterday, from facility managers and financial planners to allied health service providers and local media.

Aged Care Online managing director Ben Hannemann headed the proceedings, explaining the functionality of the rating system for both consumers and providers.

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