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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.

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.

A year on from the royal commission a robust aged care system needed more than ever

A year since the royal commission and now into the third year of the pandemic, Dementia Australia has reiterated the need for a robust aged care system to provide quality care to people living with dementia.

Today’s aged care falls well short of how we’d like to be treated – but there is another way

The staff in aged care are currently set up to fail. But the real failure of the system is the lack of funding that prevents making the changes already shown to work better.

Save the date for Dementia Action Week 2022

Dementia Action Week - the national campaign to raise awareness about dementia and inspire the community to learn more about how they can get involved - will be held from September 19-25 this year.

Sustained funding required to ensure quality care for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia wants the Federal Budget to include provision for the introduction of compulsory dementia education for aged care workers, the establishment of a national dementia palliative care program and renewed funding for their award-winning Dementia-Friendly Communities program. 

Bondi Rescue’s Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid to make a Splash in Sydney Harbour for people with dementia

Each year, celebrity lifesaver Andrew Reid hosts the Sydney Harbour Splash, an event that inspires thousands of swimmers to take on a variety of distance challenges, raise money for Dementia Australia, and make a difference to the lives of people impacted by dementia.

Dementia peak body welcomes the launch of first national memory and cognition clinic guidelines

Dementia Australia has congratulated researchers from the Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) on the release of the first Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines: National Service Guidelines for Specialised Dementia and Cognitive Decline Services in Australia.

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