Dementia Australia response to 60 Minutes Program 6 November 2011
Two segments of Channel 9’s 60 Minutes over the past three weeks depicted perispinal etanercept as a breakthrough medical treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The cases presented in the program suggest people have experienced remarkable improvements in memory and functioning after treatment.
NSW Capacity and the Law
Dementia Australia NSW's director, Nick O'Neill has joined with Carmelle Peisah to write an e-book on the importance of decision making capacity in legal environments. With the ageing of society and the associated onslaught of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, and the increasing awareness of the needs and human rights of those with intellectual disability, head injury and mental illness, there has been an emerging recognition of the importance of decision-making capacity.
NSW Dementia Services Framework
You are invited to comment on the Consultative Draft Implementation Plan for the NSW Dementia Services Framework 2010-2015. The Framework identifies requirements to achieve outcomes for quality dementia care in NSW and suggests actions for each stage of the service pathway from dementia awareness through community, hospital and residential care up to the provision of end of life care.
The aged care taboo: dementia and sexuality
Listen to ABC Radio National's The National Interest broadcast of our Dementia and Sexuality Forum hosted by Peter Mares. The program aired on 31 December 2010. "Today, we continue our examination of dementia and Alzheimer's and the implications of an ageing society for public policy. And we'll do it with a topic that's almost taboo: sex and sexuality..."
Someone living with dementia can live with dignity. They still want to communicate, to be listened to and treated the same as they always were despite the challenges that occur.