The Department of Health has announced that secretary Glenys Beauchamp is retiring and chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy as her successor.
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Dementia Australia is hosting an impressive line-up of local and international speakers who are leaders in person-centred care, workforce engagement and leading change, as well as six current sector leaders who will share short case studies on their successful service delivery locally.
Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
A new virtual reality application is helping aged care workers understand and improve the dining experiences of aged care recipients with dementia.
Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.
Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
The government has announced a $3 million funding boost to support the national programs for training the aged care workforce and supporting facilities to better manage dementia-related behaviours.
Australia’s dementia peak body is calling for anti-psychotics to be used only as a last resort to manage dementia-related behaviours and training for aged care staff on alternatives to chemical restraint.
Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
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.