The peak international body of dementia associations has listed Australia among a relatively small group of nations to have developed a national dementia framework.
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.
A film about how Australian technology is helping people with dementia and their carers is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the condition.
Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International Glenn Rees says he fears the ‘invisible hand’ of the market will not work well to deliver dementia care.
The chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International Glenn Rees has called for respite care to be given much greater attention in government policy and said Australia should look to countries such as Japan for successful models.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Bupa have launched a joint 10-point global charter for people with dementia setting out their universal rights to care and support.
Alzheimer’s Australia has recently appointed its new chief medical advisor.