A survey released today shows an alarming disparity between the wishes of people with dementia and their actual experience in residential or community care as they near the end of their lives.
The report identified a number of barriers to the quality of end-of-life care for people with dementia, including lack of advance care plans, inadequate pain management, a hard-to-navigate palliative care and hospices system and poor understanding of legal options amongst clinicians and aged care staff.
Australian Online Directories has relaunched Retirement Living Online to the public.
The new website has a fresh, clean and more modern layout. The structure of the website is now more user friendly, with the ability to search by major cities, a wider range of village features and lifestyle choices.
Alzheimer’s Australia is encouraging people to participate in their ‘Bring it to the Table’ fundraiser to raise money for Alzheimer’s Australia’s fight against dementia.
Alzheimer’s Australia is asking people across Australia to invite their friends, family members or work colleagues for a high tea, sit-down dinner, games night or picnic in June, to help raise awareness of dementia and raise funds for services and research. Alzheimer’s Australia has over 20 fundraising ideas on their website to spread the word about dementia in the community and raise funds which may one day lead to a cure for the disease.
Alzheimer’s Australia will be asking Australians to do something different this year for Valentine’s Day, by planting a memory to help join the fight against dementia.
Alzheimer’s Australia will be running a Valentine’s Day event across all of Australia’s states and territories, where people will be invited to add a memory to a memory tree to show their support for Alzheimer’s Australia’s ‘Fight Dementia’ campaign.