December 02, 2014

“Living with Dementia in Retirement Villages” Invitation to Participate in Research Retirement Village and Community Aged Care Staff


Staff of retirement villages and community care providers throughout Australia are invited to participate in a research project being conducted by researchers from Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and the University of NSW.

The project is investigating how well retirement village residents with dementia are supported through the provision of community care and village services, and through informal support from other members of the village community. The research findings and recommendations will assist retirement village operators and community care providers to respond to the needs of village residents with dementia.

You can help us by completing a brief online survey about your experiences and opinions. Further information about the project and the survey is available online here:

Please complete the survey by 31st January 2015.

If you have any questions about the research, you can contact the research team:

Kylie Miskovski - or (02) 8875 4641 or

Brendan Moore - or (02) 8875 4681

Professor Lynn Chenoweth - or (02) 9385 2649

Background Information

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person's functioning including loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. There are many types of dementia including Alzheimer's disease (which is the most common form of dementia), vascular dementia, fronto temporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Alzheimer's Australia NSW is the peak body for people with dementia and their families and carers in NSW.

This project has been approved by the University of NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (HC13322).

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