Dementia Care – What to Look For in a Quality Facility

The first step in ensuring your loved one receives quality Dementia CareĀ Dementia Care Sydney is to educate yourself about the condition. Dementia can be very difficult to deal with, and it is essential to know what to expect from a quality facility. This article will outline some of the things you should look for in a quality facility. It will also include some helpful resources. In addition to these resources, we’ll cover the most common mistakes made by individuals when it comes to dementia care.

Professor Meera Agar

A/Prof Agar has been awarded the Early Researcher Award by the European Association for Palliative Care. The award recognizes an outstanding emerging program in the field of palliative care. Professor Agar has been a leader in resource-challenged regions of her state and has applied for funding to test new directions in the field. She is currently leading the NSW Improving Palliative Care Through Clinical Trials research collaborative.

Associate Professor Josephine Clayton

In her recent interview with the Australian Ageing Agenda, Associate Professor Josephine Clayton, Director of Research and Learning in Palliative Care at HammondCare, described some of her findings. She identified four key themes: establishing a common understanding of dementia and its progression, playing peacemaker in the face of unreasonable demands, chipping away at denial, and cultivating a path toward acceptance.

Mark Buhagiar

For more than two decades, Mark Buhagiar, a physiotherapist at Dementia Care Sydney, has been researching and developing innovative programs for the care of people with dementia. Recently, he presented his research at the Grand Designs International Dementia Conference in Sydney, Australia. His work has been published and has attracted significant industry interest. It also forms the basis for a second PhD.

Matra Robertson

Matra Robertson, Director of Dementia Care Sydney, is an award-winning clinical academic with a passion for research. She is also an active member of several boards and committees. Her research interests include dementia care and the end-of-life experience of elderly people. She has written articles for peer-reviewed journals and is a regular speaker on dementia care and related topics. She is a member of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and is a Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Chris Poulos

The University of New South Wales has appointed Associate Professor Chris Poulos as the inaugural Hammond Chair of Positive Ageing and Care. The Chair will be the centrepiece of a new Clinical Training Centre at HammondCare’s Hammondville campus in south-west Sydney. It will be the focus of a new Master of Ageing and Dementia Care program. In addition, Poulos will continue to play an active role in teaching and research in aged care, including aged care.