Media Releases

Saturday 19 January 2019

The commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide is welcomed by the national peak body for all people impacted by dementia.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe commends the Royal Commission and their intention to conduct extensive consultation around the country in the following months, with a focus on dementia and learning from mistakes of the past.

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Dementia Australia is very concerned to learn of further reported instances of the misuse of anti-psychotics and restraints in residential aged care as shown by ABC 7.30 today.

Monday 14 January 2019

Developing and managing a care plan for people living with dementia is a shared responsibility between health and aged care organisations.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said it provides an opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership and evidence based practice in all aspects of care including minimising the use of antipsychotic medications and other forms of restraint.   

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Dementia Australia has welcomed the rollout of an additional 10,000 new high-level home care packages, which commences this week and will support more senior Australians, including those with dementia, to remain living independently in their own homes.