There needs to be more focus on aged care organisations providing best-practice dementia care, international dementia advocate Glenn Rees has told the aged care royal commission.
Long-serving aged care CEO Glenn Bunney has been inducted into aged care’s technology hall of fame at this week’s Information and Technology in Aged Care Conference on the Gold Coast.
A focus on the person rather than their behaviour is a key message from leading experts at this week’s national dementia conference in Melbourne.
A new survey has highlighted the social isolation and stigma felt by people with dementia and their informal carers.
Also in this story: Opal opens $27 million aged facility near Newcastle; SwanCare gets green light for $60 million upgrade; and Twilight forms new community alliance.
A new guide has been launched to help improve the experience of air travel for people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Australia says the World Health Organization’s international agreement this week highlights need for the Federal Government to adopt a national dementia strategy.
As Australia marks National Palliative Care Week, aged care, seniors and palliative care groups release set of agreed principles on end-of-life care in residential facilities.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available.
Also in this wrap: Western Australian provider SwanCare appoints Etta Palumbo as its new chair, and consumer lobby group National Seniors appoints Ian Henschke as its chief advocate.
The Australian Dental Association and Alzheimer’s Australia have partnered to release an education resource for dentists to help address the oral health needs of people living with dementia.
Many culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and rural older Australians still don’t have adequate access to aged care services with stakeholders telling the review into aged care reforms more on-the-ground support is needed.
Aged and health care workers can now access a fully-funded dementia training program, delivered by facilitators from Alzheimer’s Australia.