Tag Archives: Dementia Australia

VR tech role in dining project for dementia

Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning has launched a new workshop, ‘A day in the life: Mealtime experience’, that uses virtual reality technology to educate aged care professionals on how to provide a better dining experience for people living with dementia. “The tastes, aromas, environment and social connections we get …

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Dementia: government response ‘not enough’

While welcoming the federal government’s “first steps” to address dementia needs, peak body Dementia Australia has urgently called for more. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said the government’s response to priorities identified in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report will go some way towards meeting …

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Pharmacists keen to solve age-old issue

Avoidable medication errors are causing the hospitalisation of more than 100 aged care residents every day in Australia, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. PSA President Associate Professor Chris Freeman says expanding the role of pharmacists in the provision of healthcare for vulnerable older Australians would offer protection from …

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Dementia Action Week calls for behavioural changes

To mark Dementia Action Week 2019, Dementia Australia will be calling on all Australians to change how they respond and behave around people living with dementia. The theme of the week, from 16-22 September, is Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you? Its objective is to start a conversation with all Australians …

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Misterhood for Sisterhood reaches half way point

August 9, marks the halfway point for Priceline Pharmacy’s 2019 ‘Misterhood for the Sisterhood’ campaign. There has been $700,000 raised for the Priceline Sisterhood foundation so far. “As sons, husbands and fathers, the women in our lives and our families are our number one priority- that’s why there was no …

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Dementia patient needs largely ignored

Government and opposition commitments to improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians are being applauded by Dementia Australia, but the group says the needs of dementia patients are largely being ignored. CEO Maree McCabe says the health focus in the federal election campaign thus far is to be commended, …

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Peak body calls for dementia vision

Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to make dementia a priority in their vision for Australia ahead of the upcoming federal election on May 18. Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graeme Samuel AC says the royal commission into aged care quality and safety is underway and presents …

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Dementia group welcomes Greens policy

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Australian Greens’ policy release and their human rights based approach to aged care. “As the peak body, our purpose is to advocate for the autonomy, independence and human rights of people living with dementia,” Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said. “We’re committed to a vision …

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Aged care exposed: Is the system failing for the vulnerable?

A second ABC Four Corners program on aged care, titled ‘Who Cares?’, continued to expose a system in need of wide-ranging reform. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe says dementia needs to be core business in the aged-care industry. “What we are seeing on Four Corners is devastating for the residents, …

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