Dementia continues to be the leading cause of death among Australian women, and the second leading cause of death of all Australians behind heart disease, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released earlier this week.
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Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.
The head of the peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia has told the ABC he was unaware of many of the allegations of abuses, neglect and substandard care made on the broadcaster’s flagship Four Corners program.
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.
A new analysis puts the cost of caring for residents with dementia above earlier estimates, which advocates and providers say highlights the need for sustainable funding.
Prominent dementia researcher and adviser among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours.
Dementia Australia has developed a resource to help people with younger onset dementia understand and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Dementia Australia has expressed concern over the Federal Government’s decision not to support a Senate inquiry recommendation to expand the younger onset dementia key worker program and says the program’s future under the NDIS is uncertain.
More than 80 per cent of Australians do not know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country, according to a national survey.
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.
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.