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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Caring for people with dementia: New resources released for National Palliative Care Week

A set of resources to assist health professionals to care for people with dementia has bee launched as part of National Palliative Care Week. CareSearch palliative care knowledge network has developed a suite of free online resources that will benefit health professionals and residential aged care staff, plus the patients, residents, and their families who are affected by dementia. The resources, released as part of National Palliative Care Week, include:

* A Dementia Search Filter : a tested and validated tool that improves clinician efficiency by providing a one-touch, quick and effective search of evidence-based dementia literature.

* Clinical Evidence pages on dementia :a group of pages that summarise the state of the evidence in dementia, advising the key issues, limitations and contexts for practice; providing links to sources of clinical guidance and ways to find out more.

* Residential Aged Care (RAC) Hub dementia pages. When dementia progresses, the care needs of a person with dementia change. This resource provides clear, easy-to-understand information on a special page for residents and families, and one for care workers too.

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