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A great day out in Oakey

Our Toowoomba team were well represented at the Oakey Health and Wellbeing Expo held on 16 July at the Oakey Cultural Centre. Ann Hopper, Toowoomba Client Services Coordinator (left), and Angela Davies, Toowoomba Community Services Manager (right), spent...

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National Aged Care Advocate

The Australian Government has appointed the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to deliver the Commonwealth funded National Aged Care Advocacy Program. OPAN has been engaged to provide free, confidential and independent advocacy support to older people,...

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Elders keep languages alive

Our Languages Matter is the theme of this year's NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. The beautiful poster, which won this...

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Ensuring a smooth journey

A Guide through the Brisbane Airport's International Terminal for people living with Dementia and their travel companions Thanks to funding from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Queensland University of Technology as part of an...

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Once a nurse, always a nurse

When Shirley joined our Gordon Park group and we realised that she had enjoyed a long career as a Nurse, we knew that we wanted to find a way for her to reconnect with her past. Excited by our idea we rang Shirley to ask if she’d like to visit the...

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My Storyboard

My Storyboard is a simple and convenient way to showcase your loved one's life and personality, helping visitors and care professionals to really understand them and their story. The ‘My Word’ team creatively packages your provided...

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palliAGED

A new website has been launched by the Department of Health to facilitate better palliative care for Older Australians. Information on this website is targeted to assist: nurses care workers GPs and general practice nurses allied health professionals...

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Recognising and managing swallowing difficulties for people with dementia

Experiencing any issues with swallowing is known as dysphagia. The condition can be caused by several factors, including damage to parts of the brain that control swallowing. It can be an acute onset (from a stroke, for example) or progressive, as is the...

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Why choose Windsor Aged Care Services?

In operation for 20 years and taken under Alzheimer’s Queensland’s wing almost five years ago, Windsor Aged Care Services is a mixed-gender, dementia-specific, secure facility, and home to 61 residents. Those with a diagnosed cognitive deficit...

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Why is Advance Care Planning important?

Advance Care Planning (ACP) helps people to make their wishes known upfront about any future medical treatment and care, should they become unable to voice their needs at that point. It’s especially important for people with a dementia diagnosis and ideally, ACPs should be carried out as soon as possible after a diagnosis has been given.

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How does dementia affect long-term memory?

To learn more about how dementia affects long term memory and what to do, click through.

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Taking Action to remain Continent of Urine and Faeces

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or faeces or flatus (wind). Incontinence is not a normal part of ageing. Changes to memory and brain function in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias can cause reduced independence with toileting...

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CDC Home Care Package changes as of 27th February 2017

As part of the Home Care Reform, the Department of Health have introduced new changes to the operations of home care packages that take effect on February 27th 2017. To read about these changes visit the Department's website today.

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Living at Garden City Aged Care Services

Home to 54 residents, Garden City Aged Care Services (GCACS), in Brisbane, is one of Alzheimer’s Queensland’s most welcoming aged care homes. We spoke to residents to find out more about living at GCACS, especially since the recent...

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How Alzheimer’s Queensland works with behaviours associated with dementia

The services provided by Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ) are based on the assessed holistic needs of each individual client including behaviours of clients with dementia. In assessing these unique behaviours we consider the following general principles...

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Treatment for dementia-related hallucinations

At Alzheimer’s Queensland, we believe that medications should be used judiciously and interventions for any health concerns should be balanced with non-pharmacological treatments. To support a prudent use of medications in our aged care homes,...

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Specific dementia diagnosis

Dementia is a broad term for memory loss and the decline of other mental abilities that impact someone’s day-to-day life. There’s no specific test available to determine whether someone has dementia so doctors use a range of resources to help...

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Medications for Dementia

Whilst there’s no cure for dementia, certain medications can help to slow the progression of both cognitive and behavioural symptoms. In doing so, they can contribute to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with dementia and their...

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Rummaging and Hoarding and Dementia

Rummaging and/or hoarding may appear in the early or middle stages of Alzheimer's Disease. To find our more about the potential causes and hot to manage this behaviour, please download our PDF on this topic.

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Why choose Garden City Aged Care Services?

Garden City Aged Care Services is an aged care home operated by Alzheimer’s Queensland and located in Brisbane South. It’s currently home to 54 residents, occupying single room ensuites with their own kitchenettes. 14 of its residents have...

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Sundown Syndrome

This blog provides potential strategies to mitigate Sundown Syndrome due to dementia.

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Understanding the different stages of dementia

This article is a guide of what to expect with dementia over the different stages and the common symptoms during the stages.

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Residents of Rosalie

Robert and Leah share stories of Rosalie Nursing Care Centre.

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Research round-up on dementia

A research round-up on diet, blood group, ultrasound treatment and more...

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Rosalie Nursing Care Centre: a specialist nursing home for women

As a unique, ladies-only nursing home in Paddington, the Alzheimer’s Queensland’s Rosalie Nursing Care Centre (RNCC) is a home to 40 ladies aged between 60 and 105 and with varying complex needs.

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Understanding dementia and its various forms

Dementia develops differently in each person it touches and has a myriad of symptoms, often making it a complex condition to understand. But by learning more about it, you’ll be better placed to recognise the most suitable services or support to offer someone with the condition.

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ACSA Aged Care 101

New ACSA Aged Care 101 website provides you with the '9 steps of age care'

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Active ageing in practice

If you’re looking for healthy ageing and active programs for yourself or to support a loved one who is frail aged, has dementia or is affected by both, then the community care services that Alzheimer’s Queensland offers could be for you.

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Feeling at home - deliberate design for dementia

Dementia Design is a specialist area of knowledge. To learn more, please click through.

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CDC Home Care Packages can give you the support you need

To learn more about CDC Home Care Packages at Alzheimer's Queensland, please click through to read.

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Living well with dementia - the influence of active ageing

What is active ageing? As we get older, our health and wellbeing are bolstered by staying fit and healthy, keeping active and participating with others socially. Simple measures can make all the difference and include: eating a balanced diet Three healthy...

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New dementia funding helps carers to continue working

Alzheimer’s Queensland has recently received $2.5m in dementia funding from the Queensland government, to provide respite services in the Ipswich/West Moreton region for current and new clients. This is part of a $20m funding allocation by the...

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