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This file contains a list of NZ Research on managing challenges to well-being as per NZ Dementia Framework. (It is the same as the list in primary and residential care sections). Please comment if you think changes are needed. Thanks
Contributor: Chris Perkins - 31 Oct 2016, 9:13 AM
This file contains information about NZ Research on end of life care in dementia. Please comment if you know of further research.
Contributor: Chris Perkins - 31 Oct 2016, 9:49 AM
P. S. D. V. Prasadarao (2014)
"Current understanding of the existing literature on dementias and related conditions in New Zealand is meagre. It is important that persons working in this area well informed about the existing biopsychosocial literature within New Zealand. In this project we attempted to collate, summarise and synthesize the existing biopsychosocial and cultural literature available in New Zealand on ageing and dementias. Such an attempt certainly has significant implications within the wider community of professionals, clinicians and researchers as well as policy makers working with ageing and dementias. Such an approach will provide insight into what has been done thus far in this important area of health in New Zealand and will provide some significant leads into understanding the gaps existing in the literature, thus the future search needs of this country.
Contributor: Shereen Moloney - 20 Jan 2017, 11:22 AM
This project is being carried out by Associate Professor Helen Southwood PhD, Director, Speech and Language Therapy and Annabel Grant MHSc (Hons), a Clinical Educator & Lecturer in the Speech and Language Therapy Programme at Massey University.
Project Description and Invitation
The overall aim of this study is to identify conversational behaviours that help and hinder communication between you and your partner living with dementia. Maintaining conversation skills can improve the overall quality of life of individuals with dementia. Keeping communication going helps people retain their sense of self. Providing supports to improve communication may increase engagement and reduce levels of frustration during conversations.
This project will involve filling out an online survey about your experiences with supports for communication. We hope to gain an understanding of the communication supports that are available to you and identify supports you feel would be valuable but are not available. This information will help us develop more individualised and accessible supports for individuals living with dementia and their conversation partners.
We would be very grateful if you would consider participating in this project.
Contributor: Annabel Grant - 17 May 2017, 10:46 AM
Title: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in New Zealand: An Evidence Based Treatment for Dementia
Appropriate Audience: People diagnosed with dementia, family/whanau, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, diversional therapists, nurses.
Old Age Psychiatrist
The University of Auckland & Auckland City Hospital
Gerontology Nurse Specialist
The University of Auckland & Middlemore Hospital
Radius Taupaki Gables
Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 20 Jun 2017, 4:12 PM
Title: Dementia: Stigma, Language, and Dementia-friendly
Description: This article discusses the stigmatization of people with dementia, the role of language in that stigmatization, and how a lack of inclusion undermines Dementia-friendly initiatives.
Kate Swaffer – email@example.com
Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 04 Aug 2017, 12:11 PM