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Quality of Life Measures Available for Use in Aged Care

Friday February 17, 2023

How do we measure an individual persons’ quality of life? Two new consumer experience and quality of life assessment tools, designed to improve standards and transparency in aged care, are to be rolled out nationally this year. A team of researchers at Flinders University have been working on the measures, since the Royal Commission into […]

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA)

Thursday December 22, 2022

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is a for purpose organisation working to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease – the leading cause irreversible vision loss and blindness in Australia. For more than 20 years, we have been the only national charity representing the interests of the 8.9m Australians at risk of, or living […]

Holdsworth Community

Thursday December 22, 2022

Holdsworth Community supports children and adults living with intellectual disabilities; families with young children; older people who may be frail, ill, lacking mobility, experiencing social isolation or living with dementia; and their families and care givers throughout Sydney and its Eastern Suburbs. Our purpose is to build a community where all people have the support and […]

South Eastern Community Connect

Thursday December 22, 2022

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a non-profit community organisation with 45 years’ experience providing a range of services, programs, information and advocacy to people with disability, children, older people and the wider community in the Bayside (Botany), City of Sydney, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra communities. As a successful, community based organisation, SECC offers an […]

Newsletter Dec 2022

Monday December 19, 2022

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Dementia Australia

Monday December 19, 2022

Dementia Australia (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Australia) is the peak, non-profit organisation for people with dementia and their families and carers. Dementia Australia represent more than 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.6 million Australians involved in their care. Dementia Australia works with people impacted by dementia, all governments, and other key stakeholders […]

Is Lecanemab the Drug that can Finally Make the Difference for Dementia?

Tuesday December 13, 2022

The dementia world has been stirred by a recent paper reporting the drug Lecanemab’s effect on slowing cognitive decline in people with early Alzheimer’s Disease[1]. In Alzheimer’s disease, two key proteins – tau and amyloid beta – build up into tangles and plaques, and cause brain cells to die. The human body naturally produces antibodies […]

Health Consumers NSW

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Health Consumers NSW (HCNSW) – established in 2011 – is the peak health consumer organisation in NSW. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation that listens to patients, carers, their families and everybody who has an interest in making health services in NSW work for the people they serve. We advocate for patients, carers, their families […]