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Multi-sensory simulation gives carers the dementia experience

By on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most of us have a vague understanding of the symptoms but very few can relate to the struggle of living with dementia.

Thanks to Unreal Dimension Kit (UDK), an award-wining game engine, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic have created an immersive simulation program to allow individuals to experience first-hand what it might be like to have dementia.

The Aged Care Rating System launch

By on Thursday, April 17, 2014

A timely effort towards greater transparency.

More than 80 delegates from the aged care industry turned out for the official launch of the Aged Care Ratings System (ACRS) yesterday, from facility managers and financial planners to allied health service providers and local media.

Aged Care Online managing director Ben Hannemann headed the proceedings, explaining the functionality of the rating system for both consumers and providers.

Aged Care Rating System to launch in April

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

Australia will soon have its own independent ratings system to measure the quality of its residential aged care.  

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann is proud to announce the official launch of the Aged Care Rating System (ACRS) on April 15 in Melbourne.

Laying the foundations for a dementia-friendly Australia

By on Thursday, March 27, 2014

A British dementia expert has arrived in Australia to discuss how to make our communities more accessible to people living with dementia.

The UK Innovations in Dementia co-director Rachael Litherland kick-started the Dementia-Friendly Communities - Involving People with Dementia tour in Brisbane on Monday, sharing experiences from her role developing the Living with Dementia program for the UK Alzheimer’s Society and her current work promoting community interest.

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