Dementia and Aged Care

Acoustics in Aged Care by Richard Pollock

Acoustics in Aged Care by Richard Pollock

The impact of noise on older people and people living with dementia is easily overlooked, but the acoustic environment can profoundly affect our quality of life and wellbeing. Acoustics in Aged Care is a practical guide to sound, noise and hearing that will help the reader understand the problem of acoustic intrusions.

Written for anyone planning, designing, building homes or caring for older people, Acoustics in Aged Care is an important resource with practical strategies that can be taken to reduce intrusive noise at home or in the care environment.

A Breath of Fresh Air by Annie Pollock

A Breath of Fresh Air by Annie Pollock

Air pollution is a global problem that has far-reaching effects for millions of people every year. A Breath of Fresh Air is an important guide to the issue, and the impact of older people and people living with dementia who are more vulnerable to poor air quality.

This book will help building professionals, aged care providers, carers and families understand the issues of indoor and outdoor air pollution, with useful strategies for improving air quality for older people and practical real-world examples.

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.

 

If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of this paperback book for $12.99 please click here.

 

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.