Welcome to the May 2017 edition of Engage 

This week marks your final chance to secure a position at our Conferences coming up on May 10 & 11 2017 in Melbourne (click on links below for further information & to register).  

This month our subjects span a range of clinical, management, societal, lifestyle, interpersonal, research issues … great reading & listening awaits - so click away & enjoy! 

As always, a big thank you to our advertisers in this edition:

Wayne Woff - Manager, Total Aged Services

"Be replaceable"
“A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create” Mahatma Gandhi. Another really interesting article in the workplace/leadership space! …  Read more  
Risk factors for heart disease and stroke also tied to Alzheimer’s
From Reuters Health - Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke are also more likely to develop changes in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests … Read more
Featured Event: Dementia + Recreation National Conference 2017
The D+R Conference is  the  major National Conference for Recreation, Lifestyle, Allied Health, Nursing Professionals & Managers working in residential, community, home or other healthcare settings. The event features a diverse range of plenary sessions as well as an boutique trade exhibition.
Attendance = 12 CPD hours under the AHPRA requirements for health professionals 

“Generation Me” versus “Generation We”
There are many names for the narratives pitting the older generation against the younger: Gen-Y versus Baby Boomers, “Generation Me” versus “Generation We,” and some research demonstrates that the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors. In the workplace, should older colleagues get out of the way and make way for younger generations?  ... Read more
Experts speak out for older drivers
University of Queensland ageing experts have rejected calls for all older drivers to relinquish their licences … decades of driving research had found that older drivers were just as safe as younger adults on the roads ... Read more
Dementia Care Video - 10 ways to de-escalate a crisis with Teepa Snow

Teepa Snow is an American Dementia and Alzheimer's care expert who trains and helps agencies, facilities, and families. Her philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, available medical research, and first hand caregiving interactions ...
Geolocation Data & Aged Care – tell me more

This article in the form of Q+A discussion examines the what, why & how of Geolocation Data as it relates to aged care service provision – either in the Residential or Home Care environment. The frontiers of the use of technology continue to expand & evolve … Read more
And Finally ...

Spotlight on oral health in aged care ... 
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Drew Dudley “Everyday Leadership” TED Talk – 6 mins well spent ... Read more 

For nursing home residents, activities associated with thriving – Swedish research on the benefits of ‘activities’  Read more

Dementia Poem - I May Be Forgetful (short video) ... Read more

Surgery, the elderly & cognitive decline ... Read more

Pulling in the Same Direction: How to be an Effective Board ... Read more

Upcoming Events
Wound Management Overview
25th May, 2017 
$165 early bird/$185 full fee
For all detais:
Dementia + Recreation Conference
16th & 17th August , 2017 
2 for 1 Early bird special now available
For all detais:
June 4-7
Transition & Transcendence: Transforming Aging through Spirituality, Chicago - click here for details
July 28-30
Better Boards Conference, Brisbane - click here for details
September 6-8
Australian Palliative Care Conference, Adelaide - click here for details
September 12-14
ACSA National Summit, Cairns - click here for details
Various dates - May to August
APNA - Chronic disease management and healthy ageing workshops, various locations - click here for details

 Wayne Woff - Manager | Total Aged Services | M 0422 484 209 | F 03 8648 0638   office@totalagedservices.com.au  |   www.totalagedservices.com.au

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