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A salutogenic approach to dementia design

Latin is not a dead language when it comes to dementia design. The phrase salutogenesis is a word that guides the philosophy of Dementia Training Australia (DTA) and is derived from the Latin for health – ‘salus’, and for source – ...

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Aged care in the urban context: what’s missing?

Over the last few years, Australia has been witnessing a growing palette of retirement living and aged care options. While many still prefer the classic downsize-to-the-country-side move, theme-based options like golf course and cruise-centred retirement communities are fast becoming popular ...

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Good design can support independence

Creating a built environment that accommodates people with dementia is one of the greatest challenges faced today by the building and design industries. Dementia has become a major health priority, with the number of people living with dementia in Australia ...

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Councils get advice for being dementia-friendly

Take small steps to embed dementia-friendly principles into council functions, find dementia-friendly champions and consult with members of the community with dementia and their families and carers. These are just some of the tips from Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s new toolkit ...

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