Dementia Services Pathways
The following references provide examples of useful documents that illustrate best practice for each management stage of the dementia services pathway.
- Dementia Resource Guide, Department of Health and Ageing 2007
- Dementia Learning Resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
www.alzheimers.org.au/understanding-dementia/dementia-learning-resource-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-communities.aspx, not available November 2011.
- Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, Dementia Care.
G.1 Awareness, recognition and referral
- One-Stop Shops for Access to Aged Care Information, Assessment and Services. Department of Health and Ageing. Available from:
http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/factsheet-agedcare-03, accessed October 2010.
- Alzheimer’s Australia. (2008). Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities.
G.2 Initial assessment and diagnosis, and post diagnosis support
- Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS), Victoria
- Clinical practice guidelines and care pathways for people with dementia living in the community
- Dementia Resource Guide, Assessment and diagnosis, Department of Health and Ageing 2007
- Diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice. Australian Family Physician. Vol. 33, No. 10, October 2004. Available from:
http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/psychweb.nsf/resources/adfoap_GPs/$file/Diagnosis+and+management+of+dementia+in+general+practice.pdf, accessed October 2010/
- Information and services for people living with dementia, Department of Health and Ageing,
- Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA),
G.3 Management, care, support and review
- Dementia: Carers and Families Learning Guide. Rural Health Education Foundation. (2007). Available from:
http://www.rhef.com.au/wp-content/uploads/616e_facil_lr.pdf, accessed October 2010.
- Nunn,R. While,C. & Sims,N. (2009). Out of the shadows. Development of a best practice model of care for people living with dementia. Royal District Nursing Service. http://www.fightdementia.org.au/common/files/NAT/20090603_Nat_CON_NunWhileCommCareBestPrac.pdf
- Aged Care and Rehabilitation Newsletter 10, July/August 2010. Clinical Networks Tasmania. Available from:
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/61752/Newsletter_No_10_July.August_2010.pdf, not available November 2011 .
- Australian Indigenous Health Infonet - dementia information, available at
G.4 End of life
- Guidelines for a palliative approach in residential aged care. National Health and Medical Research Council (2006). Available from:
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/pc29, accessed October 2010.
- Palliative Dementia Care (COP-D1 Project). Available from:
http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/WhatisPalliativeCare/NationalPalliativeCareProgram/COPD1PalliativeDementiaCare/tabid/1442/Default.aspx, accessed October 2010.
- Community Palliative Care (ComPAC Project). Department of Health and Ageing. Available from:
http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/WhatisPalliativeCare/NationalPalliativeCareProgram/ComPAC/tabid/93/Default.aspx, accessed October 2010.
- Dementia and palliative care: further reading. Available from:
http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/ClinicalPractice/SpecificPopulations/PeoplewithDementia/FurtherReading/tabid/795/Default.aspx, accessed October 2010.
- Taylor, A & Box, M. (1999). Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines. Palliative Care Australia
- Providing culturally appropriate palliative care: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resource Kit Project. Available from:
http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/WhatisPalliativeCare/NationalPalliativeCareProgram/IndigenousPalliativeCareProject/tabid/86/Default.aspx, accessed October 2010.
- Successful pain assessment in older adults with dementia: barriers and strategies. Available from:
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/acebac/publications/?p=24, accessed October 2010.
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