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.
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.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, however others argue that the idea of an entitlement is a fiction.
Organisations supporting LGBTI seniors should join with other consumer peaks in the push for trials of individualised funding, outgoing Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees has told LGBTI groups.
Humour therapy pioneer Jean-Paul Bell has been named a finalist for 2015 NSW Senior Australian of the Year, while Alzheimer’s Australia CEO and dementia advocate Glenn Rees nominated for the ACT’s Senior Australian of the Year.
A capped grants scheme, specialised care units or boosting the resources of the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) were among the key proposals discussed at the recent dementia forum to replace the axed dementia supplement.
Leading Age Services Australia has proposed the Federal Government redirect nearly half of its $200 million dementia research fund to revive the axed dementia supplement.
The Federal Government’s decision to axe the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement following a ten-fold blow out in expenditure has drawn sharp criticism from industry and consumer lobbies.
A new report from Alzheimer’s Australia has proposed six strategies to combat poor hospital practices that are affecting outcomes for people with dementia.
The end-of-life wishes of people with dementia are not being met and this is partly due to a lack of knowledge among care professionals about a person’s right to refuse treatments, according to a report launched today.
The policy shift to consumer directed care will be an illusion for many disadvantaged groups in society unless governments dedicate more resources to promote the decision-making capacity of all older Australians, said Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees.
The seamless interface between DisabilityCare and aged care reform, a national anti-ageism campaign and improved treatment of mental health issues in older people should be among the key priorities of a new government, consumer peak bodies have argued.
The overuse and misuse of antipsychotic medication, inappropriate environmental design and gaps in GP, nurse and carer training have been hot topics raised at the current parliamentary inquiry into care for people living with dementia.