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Ara Irititja

Ara Irititja means ‘stories from a long time ago’ in the language of Anangu (Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people) of Central Australia.

Assistive Technology

Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at home.

These aids can be accessed through various sources including: Jaycar Electronics; Dick Smith; Tandy Electronics or Innovations. Sometimes it’s a good idea to try to 'think outside the square' and try places like Crazy Clarke’s or Dollars and Cents for solutions.

Dementia can sometimes make people wary of trying new things, adapting to changing situations or learning new skills, so it’s important to find a product that really suits the situation.

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Committee

The AAG is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation of professionals interested in understanding and managing the impact of ageing in Australian society.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Committee (ATSIAC) of the AAG IS currently working on a number of projects to improve knowledge and understanding of indigenous ageing.

 

Australian Fronto-Temporal Dementia Association

Australian Fronto-Temporal Dementia Association (AFTDA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), either those with a diagnosis and their families, friends, and carers.

FTD is a young-onset dementia, typically occuring between 45 and 65 years of age. Many thousands of Australians are thought to be suffering from this condition. 

 

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)

HREOC is a national independent statutory government body. The Commission, through its public awareness and other educational programs encourages a tolerant, equitable and democratic society. Website includes information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice, age discrimination, disability rights, human rights, racial discrimination, and sex discrimination.

 

Bendigo Health - Regional Dementia Management Strategy Pathway

Detection and management of dementia is a complex issue and there are a range of screening tools, decision trees and management guidelines available to assist. There is also a great deal of information available to people with dementia and their carers, however previous local research, anecdotal evidence and the dementia literature all highlight the fact that people don’t know where to start looking for the information and supports they need.