AQ Dementia & Wellness Workshops 2024
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Cathy Kay
4M ago
Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ) understands that knowledge aids good care. A diagnosis of dementia introduces many new changes and challenges for not only the person affected but those who care for them. AQ is offering free Dementia & Wellness Workshops in 2024 to provide support. Aimed at providers of aged care services, carers, clients, and community members are all welcome to attend the Workshops. Pivotal to AQ’s training philosophy is the provision of practical advice on how to meet the daily needs and provide physical and emotional support to an individual living with dementia to continue ..read more
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Trusted local community support services for you
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Cathy Kay
5M ago
Our local AQ Multi Service Centres provide a restorative and wellness approach enabling older people to remain at home and engaged within their community longer. At Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ) we recognise the significance of aging well and offer exceptional aged-care services dedicated to enhancing the well-being of both your loved one. Our compassionate support and specialised care are available to people living with dementia and the frail aged, as well as those over 65 years seeking social and community engagement. AQ works with our clients, their families, and carers to pursue pleasurable ..read more
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Support for your next stage
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Cathy Kay
6M ago
At Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ), we understand the importance of aging well. As we get older, changes to our lives may lead us and our loved ones to reassess our future and adjust our lifestyle accordingly. We may need to make decisions about where to live and the type of care we require. AQ offers a range of living options and is dedicated to enabling those aged over 65, and people living with dementia, to find the right arrangement and lifestyle. We provide a restorative and wellness approach to services to best suit individual needs. Choosing an alternative living arrangement can be a positi ..read more
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Need a carer’s break or support?
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Cathy Kay
7M ago
Caring for a loved one with dementia can sometimes be challenging especially during the lead into the busy festive season. To support carers and their loved ones, AQ is holding an information session at our Multi Service Centres located in Ipswich and Toowoomba. Carers can often experience the weight of their caring responsibility, juggling their role with caring for their own family, work, and personal lives. If you need a short-term break or support, AQ is here to help, plus your loved one can engage with others, rest and refresh, or get out and about! Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ) Director of ..read more
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Cognitive stimulation therapy for dementia
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Sanjeeta Mackrani
9M ago
Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a structured, evidence-based intervention designed to improve cognitive function, enhance mental engagement, and boost the quality of life for people living with dementia. Used as a non-pharmacological approach for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, such as those caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, CST has developed into an internationally recognised support1. Generally, CST is undertaken in group sessions with trained facilitators who lead a series of enjoyable activities that also stimulate people’s thinking, conce ..read more
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A healthy diet for life
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Bright Labs
10M ago
Eating a healthy diet is important at every stage of life, and especially as we age. Multiple studies have shown that eating a balanced diet can reduce heart-health risks, and can also assist to prevent or delay the onset and experience of Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive conditions. These brain-positive diets include the Mediterranean diet of whole grains, leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds and olive oils. There are also other ways of eating for brain health, such as the MIND, DASH and WFPB diets, that have been shown to significantly reduce risk factors for cognitive decline. A d ..read more
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Music therapy for dementia | Alzheimer’s Queensland
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by Sanjeeta Mackrani
1y ago
  Music therapy for dementia   Music therapy is a structured health treatment that uses music to improve an individual’s functioning and wellbeing. The therapy involves the use of live or recorded music, as well as singing, playing instruments and movement, to engage people. Music therapy has been used to reduce the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, including mental health concerns, chronic pain, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. A growing body of research supports the use of music therapy as an effective intervention for people living with d ..read more
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Garden City multi-service centre: All your needs in one place
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by sophie@vivacommunications.com.au
1y ago
Our contemporary AQ Garden City multi-service centre located in Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane South, offers a comprehensive range of services for those who are ageing, & people living with dementia. Our bespoke services are tailored to meeting your, or your loved one’s individual needs during this important life stage. We work with you, to identify the optimal level of care required, which can be delivered at your home, or in a safe, centre-based environment. Our services include: Short-term respite care Stay-at-home aged care services Help with food shopping & healthy meal prepping Part ..read more
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Dealing with your diagnosis of dementia & subsequent depression
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by sophie@vivacommunications.com.au
1y ago
Receiving a dementia diagnosis is substantial, & life changing. Regardless of whether the diagnosis was expected, or a complete surprise, you will likely experience a range of emotions in response, including sadness, denial, grief, & anger. Should these feelings however, grow more consistent & severe over time, seek professional help without delay, as there may be a chance that you are living with depression. Depression is a significant mental health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s life. It is the most common mental health problem in older people, & can be trig ..read more
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Residential facilities enabling older Australians to age well
Alzheimer's Queensland Blog
by sophie@vivacommunications.com.au
1y ago
Are you searching for a supportive, caring environment for a loved one recently diagnosed with dementia, or living-related assistance for an older person? Then look no further than our comprehensive range of AQ residential facilities for older people, those approaching frailty, & people living with dementia. Our residential services aim to optimise an individual’s health & wellbeing through the provision of high quality care, involving a tailored approach to finding the most appropriate living arrangement best suited to their needs. We have four AQ aged care homes based in Brisbane – n ..read more
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