Talking Dementia: What is Dementia?
Join Colm, A/Prof Steve Macfarlane and Holly Markwell as they introduce the series ‘Talking Dementia’. Steve is the head of Clinical Services at The Dementia Centre and Clinical Specialist at Dementia Support Australia. Holly is head of professional development at ‘The Dementia Centre’.
The ‘Talking Dementia’ series seeks to provide short and informative episodes on the varying types of dementia. In this episode the panel examines dementia as an umbrella term and discusses, symptoms, treatments and avenues for support.
Dementia Support Australia is a nationwide support service for those living with dementia who are experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms.
For those in need of support that is specific to their country we have linked this international repository of support agencies.
The novel and online forum 'My home my life' was referenced in this episode and shares practical ideas for people living with dementia.
The 'World Alzheimer Report 2015', Dementia statistics and epidemiology founded by Dementia Australia and this Dementia Fact sheet written the World Health Organisation provide informative and relevant statistics pertaining to the national and global impact of dementia.
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