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Calls for re-funding of life-changing dementia-friendly communities program
The life-changing impact of Dementia Australia’s award-winning Dementia-Friendly Communities program was highlighted today with the release of a discussion paper, Support. Encourage. Empower. Leading the way towards a Dementia-Friendly Community.
Victorian Senior of the Year a well-deserved honour for Dementia Advocate Anne Tudor OAM
Dementia Australia congratulates Dementia Advocate Anne Tudor OAM on receiving the Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for an outstanding contribution by an individual to their local community and Victoria.
Informed consent a must for vaccinations in aged care to boost protection and assurance
Dementia Australia has welcomed the COVID-19 vaccination booster program to commence in residential aged care homes this week. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said people living with dementia are some of the most vulnerable people in our community who have been at heightened risk of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.