Dementia Care Sydney Coordinator Chris Mason

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Program is a program which assists families caring for a person with dementia. It is aimed at helping care givers understand that they are not alone and learning how to communicate effectively with their loved one. It offers caregivers practical advice on communication, organisation of the day, where to seek help, and where to find the best resources. There is also a program for nursing care, incontinence management, and end-of-life care.

HammondCare Miranda

The Mason Retirement Community, part of the new 92-bed HammondCare Miranda for dementia care development, is a new residential care facility for people with dementia. It will complement existing services while meeting the holistic needs of the community. Single ensuite rooms, dining rooms and lounges will provide a home-like environment. Premium finishes and materials will be used throughout the complex. Residents will enjoy a variety of amenities and services at this retirement home.

All HammondCare Miranda dementia care residences are designed to minimize confusion and maximise independence and comfort for residents with dementia. The facility is spacious and each cottage is furnished with a bedside table, chair, and an electric bed in timber finishes. Each bedroom also includes a built-in wardrobe with lockable drawers and a padded window seat. The building is also equipped with ongoing maintenance programs. The design of each HammondCare Miranda cottage is inspired by internationally recognized principles of good design.

Professor Christopher Poulos

In addition to his role at the Dementia Care Sydney, Chris is also a co-convenor of a Masters in Public Health course called Contemporary Issues in Ageing. He has extensive experience in rehabilitation medicine and has given numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He was formerly incarcerated and is dedicated to promoting positive ageing and addressing the social and cultural issues surrounding dementia.

As the chief executive of Dementia Care Sydney, Professor Poulos is also responsible for overseeing the clinical and research aspects of the service. Professor Poulos will lead the organisation’s research and development efforts to develop positive ageing models and to ensure the best possible care for people living with dementia. In addition, Associate Professor Andrew Cole, the University of New South Wales’ School of Public Health and Community Medicine, will continue his role as the company’s Chief Medical Officer.

Associate Professor Friedbert Kohler

A new university project will explore the best practices for the health and independence of people living with dementia in residential aged care settings. Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, this project will benefit over 2,500 people in the region. The findings will improve care for people living with dementia and improve their quality of life. The research will be conducted by an interdisciplinary team, including senior care workers, medical researchers, and allied health professionals.

The program will address the needs of the family caregiver as well as the patient. It will educate the family caregiver on how to cope with dementia, how to communicate with their loved one, and where to turn to for help. The program will also cover nursing care, incontinence management, and end-of-life care. The program has helped thousands of Sydney-area families manage the challenges associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Research opportunities for staff

The CBCR Program aims to strengthen the research capacity of Australian dementia care professionals. The program addresses the shortage of academics in dementia care disciplines, and aims to foster research leaders in this field. Dementia is one of the top three causes of death for both men and women, and the need for global collaboration is critical. Dementia Australia, Leading Age Services Australia, HammondCare, Calvary, Whiddon, and Bolton Clarke have all contributed to the program in some way.

This program teaches staff about the importance of caring for dementia patients. Training is provided in person-centred care and explores the way in which patients express their needs. It also helps preserve the personhood of residents by promoting meaningful relationships. The program also includes training for dementia care mapping, which involves observation and assessment of care delivery, resident health, and well-being. The results are used to develop individualized care plans.

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