Family, support, social networks and participation

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‘Will Grandad Remember Me’: dementia educational and awareness programme

27th July 2015, Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

‘Will Grandad Remember Me’ is a dementia educational and awareness programme developed by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC).  The aim of the programme is to increase awareness among secondary school students about ageing and dementia and to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Alzheimer's disease and of the risk factors for dementia, especially lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and obesity. Read more here.

Homicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia

27th July 2015, Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Family carers having homicidal thoughts about their loved one with dementia is a “real and significant phenomenon” according to researchers at Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, which reaffirms the profound pressures facing carers. Seven themes were identified in the study – active thoughts of homicide; understanding homicidal thoughts in others; passive thoughts of death; euthanasia; homicidal thoughts in other caregiving situations; abuse; and disclosing thoughts of harm.

Review of Fair Deal Scheme

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