The August 2017 edition of Engage features a diverse range of topics for your professional development delight – Workplace Engagement Culture, CPR, Advance Care Planning, COPD, Loneliness, Art Therapy, Working past 70, Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia ….


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If You Want to Create a Culture of Engagement, Get 5 Key Issues Right
This article (from the always interesting & diverse Linkedin platform) asserts that great leaders, no matter their level in an organization, ensure that 5 key issues are addressed and necessary programs are in place to foster a culture of engagement .…  Read more  
Campaign to End Loneliness
The UK based Campaign to End Loneliness inspires thousands of organisations and people to do more to tackle the health threat of loneliness in older age.  

It is a network of national, regional and local organisations and people working together …. 
Do we need something similar in Australia? … Read more
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - information & resources
COPD is a long-term disease of the lungs which causes a range of signs & symptoms including shortness of breath. It is a major cause of disability, hospital admission and premature death in Australia. As the Australian population ages, the prevalence & burden of COPD is likely to increase. The COPD-X website provides a range of guidelines, resources & information about the disease..  ... Read more
The Cycling Without Age Story
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. Cycling Without Age Australia (CWAA) was launched in 2016 & continues to gain momentum ... Read more
Gerda Saunders: A Video Diary of My Dementia - “I Feel Like I’m Not Well-Balanced on the Earth”

In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned she had cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor to dementia. A writer and academic, she began to keep a journal of how her diagnosis and the advancing disease altered her life and identity. This is Part 1 in a series of Video diaries …. honest & hugely insightful
It’s time for action to stop the inappropriate and damaging use of CPR

This article from the Irish Times discusses the range of issues & opinions surrounding CPR & the frail elderly.

Personal views, family input, institutional policies, ethical considerations, respecting wishes & directives …. A challenging landscape to navigate! … Read more 
Free Online Course “Understanding Dementia” UTAS/Wicking ...  Read more  

Making Art Activates Brain’s Reward Pathway - Drexel Study ... Read more 

Butler's three constructs of ageism in Australasian Journal on Ageing  Read more

Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire ... Read more

Sleep disruption increases Alzheimer’s-related protein levels ... Read more

Over one third of U.S. adults have advanced medical directives ... Read more
The Australian Journal of Dementia Care is Australia’s only multidisciplinary journal for all professionals working with people with dementia. Subscribe  now for the latest in best practice, research, news & resources ... 
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Dementia + Recreation National Conference
Caulfield Racecourse
16th & 17th August, 2017 
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Adelaide Nurses Conference
14th & 15th September, 2017 
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August 28-29
Ausmed - Law & Nursing, Melbourne - click here
September 6-8
Australian Palliative Care Conference, Adelaide - click here 
September 12-14
ACSA National Summit, Cairns - click here 
October 15-18
LASA National Congress, Gold Coast - click here 
November 8-10
AAG Conference “Ageing: the Golden Opportunity”, Perth - click here 
November 21-22
Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC), Gold Coast - click here 
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