Home | Tag Archives: dementia (page 2)

Tag Archives: dementia

Respite model inflexible, carers say

A new survey has confirmed respite is an essential service for many carers, but there is much room for improvement, reports Darragh O Keeffe Almost two out of three carers of people living with dementia have no informal support and ...

More »

High rate of dementia misdiagnosis

Expert tells inquiry that other conditions such as depression can mimic the symptoms of dementia. Almost a third of dementia diagnoses in Australia are incorrect, a medical expert has said. A federal inquiry into early diagnosis and intervention for dementia ...

More »

Behind the mask

A new study is one of the few to examine pain in non communicative residents with dementia, writes Megan Stoyles. Enrolled nurses and personal care attendants in aged care facilities are better at recognising pain in non verbal residents with ...

More »

Weight gain linked to dementia: study

A higher body-mass-index is associated with chronic diseases that increase the risk of dementia, new research has found. Dementia and obesity are two of Australia’s biggest public health problems and the relationship between them is now one step closer to ...

More »

Dementia research dollars have increased: NHMRC

Figures released show spend on dementia research has increased this decade, but Alzheimer’s Australia says it’s still not enough. Darragh O Keeffe reports. The spend on research funding into Alzheimer’s and other dementias has increased tenfold since 2000, new figures ...

More »