• Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'
  • Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'

Why Australia urgently needs post-diagnostic support and treatment for dementia

This is the reference list for the article, Why Australia urgently needs post-diagnostic support and treatment for dementia, by Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low, published in AJDC December 2019/January 2020 (Vol 8 No 6) pp30-32.

The article explores the author’s view that Australia is not meeting its obligation to enable its citizens with dementia to access appropriate healthcare for two reasons: a lack of sufficient healthcare information being provided about dementia and the fact people with dementia aren’t offered services and treatments that meet their needs.

The December 2019/January 2020 issue featuring this article is available at: https://journalofdementiacare.com/subscribe-ajdc/

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