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On this page, you will find links to a number of publications.

Best-practice counselling

New service models for best-practice counselling
Success Works was commissioned by Dementia Australia Vic to develop new service models for the provision of responsive, best practice counselling and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their families and carers.

Best-practice counselling interventions for carers
The Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics at the University of Melbourne was contracted by Dementia Australia Victoria (AAV) to provide advice on the design of an evaluation of the counselling service which would help to work towards the development of a quality assurance framework.

Dementia and driving

Dementia and driving in Victoria
This report presents the results of a survey of family carers and friends of people with dementia, as well as people with dementia. It describes their awareness of VicRoads regulations in relation to dementia, experience with on-road driver testing, the impact of giving up driving and looks at alternative mobility options.

RACV on dementia and driving
RACV recently published a booklet entitled Dementia, Driving and Mobility, which we have formally endorsed. You can download a copy below:

Dementia and firearms

Families, carers and visitors may be worried about a person with dementia who has access to firearms and ammunitions. This Information Sheet describes the effects of dementia and its application to gun ownership as well as decisions about gun licence cancellation and gun management.

Dementia in ethnic communities

Perceptions of dementia in CALD communities
A report on the project to investigate perceptions of dementia in CALD communities and develop the resource kit.

Resource kit on perceptions of dementia in CALD communities
A resource kit outlining dementia perceptions in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese communities.

Dementia-friendly toolkit for local councils

The toolkit provides information, resources and guidance for building on existing infrastructure, systems and services. We are keen for the toolkit to help council staff to understand that in partnership with people living with dementia they can become more dementia-friendly without having a big budget to work with. This toolkit is a practical, evidence-based resource that local government workers will find really useful and that will have a direct impact on the quality of life of people living with dementia and carers too.

Montessori principles and dementia

Dementia Australia, Monash University and American dementia expert, Dr Cameron Camp partnered to produce Relate, Motivate, Appreciate. This suite of resources shows how Montessori principles can be used to encourage positive interactions with loved ones living with dementia.

To learn more about Montessori principles and dementia, we invite you to participate in a range of Montessori courses and workshops, delivered by the Centre for Dementia Learning.

Resources can also be accessed through Dementia Australia’s professional development learning hub.

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Strategic Directions 2014-2017

This document details Dementia Australia Vic strategic directions for the period 2014-2017.

Victorian State Budget Submission 2015-2016

Dementia Australia Vic offers this submission to inform the 2015-16 State Budget process and help the Government deliver support to the estimated 81,000 Victorians of all ages living with dementia. You can download this document here:

We can, we can, we can: Purpose and pleasure for people living with dementia 

Encouraging and inspiring people with dementia to engage with activities that assist them to continue to lead lives full of purpose and 
pleasure is the goal of this book by Dementia Australia Vic. A wonderful resource packed with a variety of activities and ideas to assist carers to inspire people living with dementia.

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