Tag: dementia-friendly

Healthcare

National Dementia Conference 2016 -Event Highlights

National Dementia Conference 2016 Dementia is the most significant health issue facing the nation, and according to the AIHW, the number of Australians living with dementia is expected to rise to 400,000 in less than five years. The sharing of information and range of services available is a key element to supporting people living with…

31 Mar 2016, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Advocating dementia-friendly communities

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Dementia Congress 2015, we had the chance to speak to Kate Swaffer, Consultant, Alzheimer’s Australia and Consumer Advocate, about creating and supporting dementia-friendly communities to empower people living with dementia. Kate is living well with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia and has a focus on changing the…

14 Jan 2015, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Dementia: Language and stigma

Post by Kate Swaffer, Consultant, Alzheimer’s Australia and Consumer Advocate. She is also the author of the "Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth" blog. As the incidence of dementia rises globally, the rate and scale has forced governments to make it a health priority, and from a consumer’s perspective, it is therefore very…

12 Jan 2015, by Informa Australia