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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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