Dementia Australia values consumer input and feedback. There are a number of opportunities for consumers to get involved in a range of Dementia Australia activities.
New Help Sheet Resources
Dementia Australia is seeking interested consumers to provide feedback on three new draft Help Sheets currently in the development phase. The drafts are available and will be emailed out to consumers who submit an expression of interest.
- A My Aged Care Help Sheet containing information about the role of My Aged Care within the aged care system, how to make contact with My Aged Care, and tips and a Q&A section to support consumer navigation.
- A residential care Help Sheet to provide information to consumers looking to choose a Residential Care Centre. This Help Sheet will include a Q&A section to support consumers to make inquiries about the centre and the provider. It will also contain tips to support consumers to get the information they need to choose the centre that is right for them.
- The in-home care Help Sheet will support consumers to choose an in-home provider. It will provide tips on how to assess providers and include suggested questions for consumer to ask. For example, do you charge an exit fee if I leave your service?
Consumers interested in providing feedback about these Help Sheet resources should email an expression of interest to Leanne O’Neill
Participate in research - new studies listed on the Dementia Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF) website
Successful research relies on the involvement of people living with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers, support person and the general public. By participating in research you can contribute toward finding a cause, treatment or cure for this disease, assist the evaluation of innovative prevention strategies and improve dementia care.
Participating in dementia research can be a rewarding experience. If you would like to see what studies are available in your area, please visit the AADRF website.
Have you considered joining the network?
There are many more opportunities for consumer involvement in Dementia Australia activities and as people living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia, you really are the lived experience capable of driving change.
We look forward to working closely with you.
If you would like to join the Dementia Australia National Dementia Consumer Network please contact Leanne O'Neill or phone (02) 6278 8909.
Membership of the network is open to all consumers from across the country of all ages and backgrounds. You can participate as much, or as little as you like.