New Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that dementia killed more than double the number of Australians in 2011 than it did in 2002. Meanwhile, deaths from heart disease have fallen steadily in the last decade.
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Advocacy groups are now starting to set their sights on the 2013/14 state and federal government budgets. One of the first to launch a pre-budget campaign is Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.
A simple computer word-training program could help people with semantic dementia to regain lost word memory, a new study has found.
A new play will encourage audiences to journey into the imagination of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. And, it’s set to feature in the upcoming 2013 Sydney Festival lineup this January.
Two new reports, both released today, are further compounding the argument that dementia-related research needs more government dollars.
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The AIHW predicts that in just over seven years, the numbers of people with dementia will increase by a third. And, by 2050 – just over 37 years from now – there could be 900,000 people with dementia, nationwide.
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An ABC ‘Lateline’ investigation claims that there could be over 6,000 dementia care residents unnecessarily being overprescribed antipsychotics. Minister Butler has answered questions about the figures and the possibility of an inquiry into the matter.
Australia’s federal and state health ministers have agreed to make dementia a National Health Priority, paving the way for further research into the disease, possibly more funding, and a national action plan.
Australia will finally receive news announcing whether or not dementia will be made a National Health Priority Area (NHPA) as of close of play tomorrow, after Minister Butler and Minister Plibersek propose that state and territory health ministers add it
The majority of Australians mistakenly think it’s natural to experience the symptoms of the terminal condition- dementia- as they get older, according to the results of a recent Newspoll survey.
Australia’s first ever dementia program, which aims to slow the progression of the disease using paper-based activities, has just been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia WA.
Australia now has its first ever aqua-aerobics exercise program for people living with dementia, thanks to the University of QLD and Blue Care.