Did you know that Dementia is the leading cause of disability among Australians aged 65 years and over and it’s the second greatest cause of
death overall. Not only that, the numbers of new dementia cases are on the rise and is predicted to grow by 318 people per day by 2025*.
So, it isn’t surprising there’s an increasing focus on how we view and treat this disease. Join us for our next webinar where Kate Swaffer will discuss dementia as a disability, the impact of the Royal Commission and the escalating call for change.
This session will cover:
- Global overview (updates from 2018)
- Dementia as the leading cause of disability
- Aged Care Royal Commission
- Elder law
- Incidence of Elder abuse and neglect in Australia
- Dignity in aged and community care
- Human rights
- People with dementia and care partners are demanding change
- Are you ready for change?
About the presenter
Kate, the 2017 SA Australian of the Year, is the Chair, CEO and co founder of Dementia Alliance International, as well as a Board member of the Alzheimer’s Disease International and their SE Asia Regional Mentor. As an author and keynote presenter, Kate has also been the recipient of many
awards for her work in dementia and disability rights.