A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice

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Vafeas, Caroline, Jacob, Elisabeth and Jacob, Alycia M. (2020) A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice. Dementia. 19(4), pp. 1299 - 1307. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217738402
AuthorsVafeas, Caroline, Jacob, Elisabeth and Jacob, Alycia M
Abstract

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia requires specific care tailored to the individual and the family. Dementia care workers often do not have the skills and experience necessary to offer this care within the residential and community environment. This article reports the development of an interactive resource to educate those employed to care for people living with younger onset dementia. Prescription for Life, a talking e-Flipbook was developed and piloted in two states of Australia. Feedback from the pilots was incorporated in the resource prior to a national rollout. The project was supported by an expert panel, including experts from national aged care providers.

Keywordsdementia care worker; education; well-being; younger onset dementia
Year2020
JournalDementia
Journal citation19 (4), pp. 1299 - 1307
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1471-3012
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217738402
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85043331632
Page range1299 - 1307
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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