Tag Archives: Dementia Australia

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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