This guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.
When Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with younger onset dementia, she was advised to give up work, study and life as she knew it, put her affairs in order and investigate aged care options. Instead, she ignored this ‘Prescribed Disengagement™’, as she terms it, and reinvested...
Health Minister Peter Dutton claims the number of people diagnosed with dementia will soar to 7,500 a week "in a number of years" from 170 per week today.
Patterns of health service use by people with dementia in their last year of life: New South Wales and Victoria
This report examines the health services usage of people with dementia in their last year of life and the findings have important implications for Australia’s health and aged care systems.
This report is an outcome of a longitudinal cohort study which aims to identify risk and protective factors for dementia and other age-related chronic conditions, as well as promote ageing well with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from urban and regional communities.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) has been shown to increase compliance with individuals’ end of life wishes and to reduce stress and anxiety in individuals and carers. However the adoption of ACP is yet to become widespread in the Australia. For ACP to meet the needs...
This paper calls for more education and support to encourage the creation of advance care plans for people diagnosed with dementia to be paramount. It emphasises the need for the planning and communication with health professionals and family about the plan, to occur early –...
This report is based on interviews with family members, doctors, nurses and advocates, and documents the use of medications as chemical restraint in 35 aged care facilities in three states in Australia: Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
This report analyses findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes to dementia, as well as expert essays and case studies from across the world. It provides recommendations for governments, agencies, civil society, policy-makers and local governments, to improve the experiences of people living with...