A new, free resource to help doctors decrease the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication in people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia has recently been released.
The short film (below), Antipsychotics & Dementia: Managing Medications, has been developed in response to recent research which has found that antipsychotic medication, which can have serious side-effects, is used too frequently to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of
The Minister for Health, Peter Dutton announced the first stage of the Australian Government’s $200 million ‘Boosting Dementia Research Initiative’, with a call for applications for new Dementia Research Team Grants.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Alzheimer’s Australia are pleased to announce that abstract submissions and registration to attend the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International are open.
To be held in Perth, Australia, 15 - 18 April 2015, the conference ‘Care, Cure and the Dementia Experience – A Global Challenge’ is calling for presentations on the main issues facing the world, in regards to dementia.
In a tough budget Alzheimer’s Australia is especially grateful that the government has honoured its election commitment to an additional $200 million over five years to Australian scientists and medical researchers working on ways to prevent or cure dementia.
Guest blog by Kate Swaffer (pictured) who attended the Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) Conference in Peurto Rico
During the recent ADI2014 conference, it was apparent the language being used by researchers and other presenters to refer to people with dementia is still very derogatory, stigmatising and discriminatory.
A study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia has shown that the prevalence and incidence of dementia in the Northern Territory (NT) are higher than national estimates, and that these rates are approximately three times higher among indigenous than non-indigenous people.