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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.
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).