Homicidal thoughts are a real and significant phenomenon among family carers of people with dementia.
The political, economic, medical and societal implications of Australia's ageing population have received plenty of media coverage. However, in some areas the nature of that coverage is becoming of concern, particularly regarding the attitudes towards dementia.
Proving the benefits and cost-effectiveness of animal robots in the treatment of dementia is the focus of a Griffith University study, following a cash boost of over $1m from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
One in four people who provide care for a family member with dementia have contemplated suicide more than once in the last year, says Griffith research.