Title

A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

25419

Comments

Originally published as:

Vafeas, C., Jacob, E., & Jacob, A. (2017). A younger onset dementia toolkit: Innovative practice. Dementia. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1471301217738402

Original article available here.

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.

DOI

10.1177/1471301217738402

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