Dementia Action Week 2019

This week is Dementia Action Week, a week when we can all explore dementia and discrimination. Nobody chooses to have dementia, but we can choose how we respond to the people in our lives and in our community who are living with dementia. Dementia Action Week is an initiative of Dementia Australia, who is calling on all Australians to consider how discrimination impacts people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Charles Sturt Library has many online resources available that examine the different types of dementia, and would like to share these resources during this important week:

  • Dementia beyond drugs: Changing the culture of care – Reducing the use of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia is key to successfully implementing compassionate, person-centered practices. This eBook shows clearly why and how it can be done.
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia – The mission of this peer reviewed eJournal is to bridge the knowledge gaps across a wide range of bench-to-bedside investigation, and publish research in the fields of behavior, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, protein chemistry, neurology, neuropathology, psychiatry, geriatrics, neuropsychology, epidemiology, sociology, and more.
  • Dementia and Human Rights – Applying a social constructionist lens, this eBook brings together concepts including disability, social inclusion, personhood, equality, participation, dignity, empowerment, autonomy and solidarity.
  • The Charles Sturt Library Gerontology Library Resource Guide – This guide contains up to date eBooks, journals, web and media resources all on the topic of Gerontology.
  • Monster in the Mind – this award winning documentary on Alzheimer’s disease reveals the exaggerated fear, untruths and misconceptions that trap us into believing that dementia is a genetically driven epidemic that we can do little to avoid.

It’s up to everyone to play a part in the conversation about discrimination and dementia during Dementia Action Week – so why not check out our online resources. If you have trouble accessing these resources, or would like help finding more resources on this topic, please contact us at the Library