Dementia and Aged Care

Talking Sense              (free download)

Talking Sense (free download)

Talking Sense is the culmination of more than a decade of research by Agnes Houston. Agnes found there little support for her continued independence and what support there was had virtually no awareness of the common experience of sensory change.

Talking Sense provides is a practical tool for carers looking to support people living with sensory challenges and information about who to go to for help, where support organisations can be located, and how to access services.

 

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Talking Sense (audiobook)

Talking Sense (audiobook)

Talking Sense is the culmination of more than a decade of research by Agnes Houston. Agnes found there little support for her continued independence and what support there was had virtually no awareness of the common experience of sensory change.

Talking Sense provides is a practical tool for carers looking to support people living with sensory challenges and information about who to go to for help, where support organisations can be located, and how to access services.

Deafness and dementia: an information booklet for family and friends

Deafness and dementia: an information booklet for family and friends

 

This resource is for family and friends who are supporting a deaf person with dementia. It can help to better understand and identify changes in behaviours. Some simple approaches in response to behaviours as well as communication strategies are included.

Deafness and dementia: an information booklet for care staff

Deafness and dementia: an information booklet for care staff

 

This resource is for care staff who are caring for or supporting a deaf person with dementia. It provides an introduction to deafness and dementia, communication tips and some simple approaches in response to behaviours.

Sean’s Story: My five tips for living with frontotemporal dementia

Sean’s Story: My five tips for living with frontotemporal dementia

This is a story about Sean Kelly, who was diagnosed with younger onset frontotemporal dementia, and his five tips for living well and maintaining quality of life.

Dementia and Sensory Challenges - Dementia can be more than memory

Dementia and Sensory Challenges - Dementia can be more than memory

Agnes Houston, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over nine years ago expected issues to occur with her memory but not the challenges to her senses that she experienced. When speaking to others with dementia, she soon realised that she was not alone with many others experiencing changes to the senses that no one had prepared them for or discussed with them how to live a positive life with the changes.