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New DA learning module helps workers prevent, recognise, and act on elders’ financial abuse

Financial elder abuse is one of the most common types of abuse experienced by older people. Those living with dementia are especially vulnerable, but Dementia Australia hopes its new learning modules will empower workers to act when they suspect something is aw. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Highly regarded filmmaker shares why she supports mobile app, Ask Annie

Storm In A Teacup director Nia Pericles has provided family videos to use in the development of Ask Annie – Dementia Australia's mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia.

Music therapy eHealth supporting people with dementia

A music therapist and a human-computer interaction expert are combining to assist carers to use music as a means of calming people with dementia.

Top global researchers converge for dementia science and research forum

The Australian Dementia Network and the health department are proudly presenting the Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022. The theme for this year, 'Early Diagnosis – Effective Treatment', will include presentations and keynote addresses from leading national and international researchers from the UK, the US and Sweden.

Quality dementia care must be an ongoing priority for the upcoming 47th parliament

As the federal election ticks down, Australians impacted by dementia are calling on all candidates to pledge that providing quality dementia care will be placed firmly at the top of the agenda for the ongoing systemic aged care reforms in the 47th parliament.

Putting the brakes on dementia – a MedConnect panel event

Join host ABC journalist Tegan Taylor at 6pm on Wednesday, April 27 as she talks to the chair of the Dementia Australia board, Professor Graeme Samuel, and geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, UNSW Senior Research Fellow from CHeBA, about the challenges imposed by this disease.

Dementia Australia calls on all parties, all candidates to keep disease at top of agenda

Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to declare commitments to the delivery of quality dementia care in their election policy platforms.

Ask Annie app modules available for free as gift to support aged care sector

With the support of Gandel Foundation, Ask Annie – Dementia Australia’s mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia – is now available for individual download with three free introductory modules gifted to support the aged care sector.

Dementia Australia acknowledges Government’s continued commitment to aged care reform

"As we turn towards the election, while the pandemic will continue to present significant challenges across society, we must work with all parties and sectors to ensure providing better care for people living with dementia now and into the future remains a priority," Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe says.

Occhilupo and property people provide wave of support for dementia research

Wipeout Dementia fundraising has hit $2 million on the back of the property industry’s March 25 Bondi Beach event, with 64 heavy-hitters raising nearly $350,000 to support critical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.

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