The Albanese Government’s 10-Year Dementia Action Plan is aiming for greater public awareness of dementia, and excellent post-diagnostic support for those living with the condition, as well as their carers. However, many in the sector are concerned that it fails to address a range of royal commission rcommendations, particularly in regards to human rights of people living with dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to several leading advocacy body heads.
A large international study of dementia risk involving almost 30,000 people from 18 countries covering all six continents suggests that social and economic disadvantage may explain the higher risk of the condition in women.
New research led by CHeBA has addressed the issue of limited understanding of the prevalence of dementia in centenarians and near-centenarians (aged 95+) and whether the risk of dementia continues to rise beyond 100.
Dementia Australia is calling for people living with dementia, their families and carers, as well as health, disability and aged care professionals, and academics to contribute to the the consultation process of the Department of Health and Aged Care's National Dementia Action Plan.
A national collaboration between experts from 17 institutions, led by the University of Melbourne, has unveiled a new tool to accelerate a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. An early and timely diagnosis of dementia is of critical importance for securing high-quality care.
Dementia Australia has launched a free mobile app, BrainTrack, that aims to help people to privately monitor and better understand suspected changes in their cognition over time. The app provides brain health information through fun, travel-themed games that have been adapted from validated cognitive testing.