Chartered lighting engineer David McNair on Enlighten: Lighting for older people and people with dementia, a new book, published by HammondCare Media, that walks readers through the ins and out of light and lighting.
Dr Frances Batchelor, National Ageing Research Institute’s director of health promotions, on Talk2Me, a project that aims to develop a tool to help people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds communicate everyday needs with carers who do not speak the same language.
Are smartphones making our brains lazy? It’s a common concern about the devices and their handy memory tools but Australian researchers say these applications are more helpful than harmful. Aged Care Insite speaks with Dr Dana Wong, senior lecturer in clinical neuropsychology at Monash University to discuss a study into the impact of smartphone memory aids on a person’s memory.
Louise DeWolf is the Butterfly Model coordinator at Barunga Village, a retirement home and residential aged care provider in Port Broughton, a township 170 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. Barunga Village has recently completed a 12-month pilot program for a type of dementia care called the Butterfly Model, which was originally formulated in 1995. ACI news editor Patrick Avenell spoke with DeWolf about this program and I started by asking her for an overview of what it...
Dr Wilfred Koon is the founder and principal dentist at The Point Dental, in Point Cook, Melbourne. He is seeking to revolutionise the masticating lives of older Australians with a new type of dental implants, called All-on-4.