Media Release from the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
New resources are now available online to assist community, aged and health care staff to highlight the importance of planning ahead for people in their care, particularly those in the early stages of dementia.
The resources include short videos from carers and a GP discussing their experience of planning ahead and why it is important. There are brochures, which can be used with people living with dementia, and their carers and families, staff and those who will be called on to make decisions when someone is unable to do this themselves.
There are also resources for organisations such as guides for implementing quality improvement initiatives or conducting information training sessions.
The resources, funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and hosted on the Alzheimer’s Australia website are aimed at complementing the consumer information that is already available.