Seniors in foucs @ your library (2008)

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Supporting people living with dementia through library and information services - presentation at 'Seniors in focus @ your library', State Library of NSW, 28 April 2008

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Seniors in foucs @ your library (2008)

  1. 1. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWseniors in focus @ your libraryseniors in focus @ your libraryseniors in focus @ your libraryseniors in focus @ your libraryPresented byNicky Hayward-WrightLibrary & Information ServiceAlzheimer’s Australia NSW28 April 2008
  2. 2. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWthe factsAustralia - 227,300Australia - 731,000NSW - 75,000NSW - 227,00020082050
  3. 3. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWwhat is dementia?• a collection of symptoms• caused by one or a combination ofillnesses that affect the brain• not a normal part of ageing
  4. 4. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWconsiderationswhen dealing with clients• emotions reference interview• isolation alternative access• time flexibility• abilities formats• issues referral
  5. 5. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWservices• Dementia Helpline• Information• Counselling• Support groups• Education programs• Community awareness• Early intervention programs• Safely Home• Regional dementia support• Activities and events“ Why didn’tsomeone tell meabout this servicebefore? I wouldhave phoned agesago if I had known.”“I am writing to tellyou how upliftingyour lecture was…Icame home withnew insights and Ihave found myburden a lot lightersince then.”
  6. 6. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWlibrary servicephysical services– 1 main library– 3 branches– small discrete collectionsvirtual services– online catalogue– website– reading lists– alerting services– online bookshop
  7. 7. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWdementia@ your library95 libraries122 packs5000+ items
  8. 8. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWresourcesbeing active emotional wellbeing related issues dementia specificactivities grief and loss acquired brain injury dementiaart therapy communication brain Alzheimer’s diseasediet and nutrition depression memory Parkinson’s diseaseexercise anger medical ethics vascular dementiageneral well being coping palliative care fronto temporal dementiahealthy lifestyle family relationships dental care behaviours of concernlife stories stress management legal issues carer manualsmusic therapy sexuality down syndrome carer storiesrelaxation spiritual wellbeing navigating the system(s) stories by people with dementiareminiscing assistive technology stories for childrencomplementary therapies
  9. 9. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSW@ your libraryresourcesreferraltrainingengagementspacescollaboration
  10. 10. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWseniors in focus @ your library
  11. 11. Dementia is a National Health PriorityAlzheimer’s Australia NSWNational Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500Alzheimers Australia www.alzheimers.org.auLibrary https://catalog.nsw.alzheimers.org.au/Liberty3/Library News http://alznews.blogspot.com/Alzheimer’s News http://alzheimersnswlibrary.blogspot.com/Online Bookshop http://www.alz.seekbooks.com.au/Contact Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library & Information Serviceon 9888 4218 or email lis@alznsw.asn.au

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