The strengthening of compliance and complaint processes, as well as more information about the quality and performance of residential aged care services are among changes that would see further improvements to the aged care system, Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said today.
The use of song-writing to improve the relationships between people living with dementia and their families is just one of 17 new projects that will share in more than $1 million in grants to conduct ground-breaking dementia research.
The cost estimates to care for a person living with dementia in residential aged care, released by Flinders University today, reaffirms Dementia Australia’s call for the urgent need for ongoing, systemic, aged care reform.
The development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with a steady increase in the number of local businesses and organisations being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub. The latest to join is the Tweed Community Support (Meals on Wheels) which was recognised last year.
Dementia Australia is pleased to announce they will be running a series of free educational courses for family, carers, friends and volunteers, of people who are living with dementia in the Albury region.
Dementia Australia is calling on individuals and corporations to register their team, and raise money for Dementia Australia, as their charity partner, for the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic Swim in Sydney this summer.