The theme of Dementia Awareness Month is ‘You are not alone’. One way HammondCare seeks to express this to people with dementia is through the joy, comfort and reminiscence of music engagement. Leigh Hatcher reports on one remarkable example of a life enriched by some of the best loved music of the past century.
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National coverage, local specialisation and tailored service are to be features of the new national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) to be provided by Dementia Support Australia (DSA), a consortium led by HammondCare.
Aged care services that have no point of difference, do not offer high quality services or compete on price will fail in an increasingly competitive marketplace beyond 2017, according to HammondCare Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Judd.
HammondCare's HammondGrove independent living estate in Miranda has won the Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Housing Excellence award for Lifestyle Living for Over 55's for 2016.
When people living with dementia have overnight respite at HammondCare’s Jean Marion Cottage on the NSW Central Coast its “just like they are visiting friends”, according to manager, Trish Boal. And new research supports the effectiveness of the service.
Sydney has nearly twice as many homeless people as Melbourne and NSW has the highest number in Australia, but there is only a third the number of aged care homes for older, homeless men and women in Sydney.
Treatment for people with neuropathic pain needs to expand to include emotional and spiritual strategies because medication at best leaves more than half of sufferers with only partial relief.
Existing or undiagnosed pain has been identified as a major factor in severe behavioural symptoms associated with dementia, according to a leading dementia care specialist, HammondCare.
Sharing knowledge, ideas and feedback through first-hand experiences of HammondCare services is a less visible but important aspect of welcoming guests from 15 nations to HammondCare’s international dementia conference held this month.
A new cookbook that overcomes some of the major challenges in providing beautiful food for people with eating disabilities was launched by Maggie Beer in Sydney in June.
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