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Connecting with memories of ‘The King’ - even through dementia

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.

Connecting with memories of ‘The King’ - even through dementia

National DBMAS to be led by HammondCare

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.

National DBMAS to be led by HammondCare

Cottage respite celebrates 10 years of making a difference

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.

Cottage respite celebrates 10 years of making a difference

Sharing knowledge through visits to dementia services

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.

Sharing knowledge through visits to dementia services

Giving people a hand with beautiful food

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.

Giving people a hand with beautiful food

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