Deakin University is home to new a collaborative research hub which will focus on delivering technological innovations to help older Australians and people with disability remain at home.
A dementia navigator trial will give people coping with a fresh diagnosis of the condition better access to local services and support.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
A free digitally-interactive poster has been launched to support aged care workers to work safely and provide quality care.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
The federal government has launched a series of action plans to help service providers and the government address barriers faced by older people from marginalised groups.
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.