Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, was the second leading cause of death in Australian women in 2012, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today. The figures, contained in the report Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 also show that deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase.
This article was written by Simon Wilkinson, published in The Advertiser and on www.adelaidenow.com.au on 17 February 2014. Ms Beer has teamed with Country Health SA in spearheading a push to improve the food served in regional aged care facilities in SA.
There is a disturbing gap between the perceptions of care professionals and carers of people with dementia about end-of-life care for people with dementia, according to a new report released today.
Christie Arthur recently completed her Higher School Certificate (HSC). As part of her Extension 2 English Course, she was required to compose an original Major Work. Her Major Work comprises a collection of short stories about her life touched by Alzheimer’s disease.