The peak international body of dementia associations has listed Australia among a relatively small group of nations to have developed a national dementia framework.
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An international report has been published, praising the Australian Government’s Dementia Initiative (DI), which has been cancelled in the time it took to be published. Now Australian dementia advocates want the disease’s priority status re-established.
Aged care sustainability is a huge challenge for Australia and other nations but according to Dr Alexandre Kalache, whatever we face, it’s best that we face it together.
It’s time for conversations about elder abuse to become mainstream. Aged care advocates want the sector, governments and the community to talk more about the crime, raise awareness and take preventative action.
The Brazilian doctor who has championed ‘active ageing’ and ‘age-friendly cities’ is lending his intellect to the people of South Australia.