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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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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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Dementia funds hailed but now for priority status: DA

The federal government will provide $21m to 13 research projects that focus on the risk and reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia. Reportedly, the total investment under the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme is said to have reached its $200m allocation. According to Dementia …

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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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