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Sufficient exercise for Australians living with dementia in residential aged care facilities is lacking: An exploration of policy incoherence

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Abstract


  • Along with cognitive decline, dementia is characterised by changes in emotional control, social behaviour and physical performance.1 Individuals living with dementia often require assistance with their activities of daily living as dementia progresses.2 Requirements for higher levels of care result in more individuals with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs); up to 52% of all individuals living in RACFs have a diagnosis of dementia.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Brett, L., Stapley, P., Meedya, S. & Traynor, V. (2018). Sufficient exercise for Australians living with dementia in residential aged care facilities is lacking: An exploration of policy incoherence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 (5), 427-429.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85050921955

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1265&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/261

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 427

End Page


  • 429

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Along with cognitive decline, dementia is characterised by changes in emotional control, social behaviour and physical performance.1 Individuals living with dementia often require assistance with their activities of daily living as dementia progresses.2 Requirements for higher levels of care result in more individuals with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs); up to 52% of all individuals living in RACFs have a diagnosis of dementia.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Brett, L., Stapley, P., Meedya, S. & Traynor, V. (2018). Sufficient exercise for Australians living with dementia in residential aged care facilities is lacking: An exploration of policy incoherence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 (5), 427-429.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85050921955

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1265&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/261

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 427

End Page


  • 429

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia