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Access to rehabilitation services: a 'fair go' for individuals living with a dementia

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Abstract


  • Similar to other Western countries, approximately nine per cent

    of Australians aged over 65 are living with a dementia and

    for those aged over 85 the prevalence rate rises to up to 30

    per cent. As the ageing population increases, the prevalence

    of dementia will increase (Guideline Adaptation Committee,

    2016). It is doubtless an important healthcare issue. In the

    past 10 years, since the Australian Government published

    its first National Framework for Action on Dementia and the

    nomination of dementia as a National Health Priority, dementia

    care has achieved never imagined improvements. Dementiaspecific

    research and educational initiatives by the Dementia

    Collaborative Research Centres and Dementia Training Study

    Centres achieved unprecedented hope for consumers, family

    carers and clinicians about the new opportunities to improve the

    wellbeing and quality of life of individuals living with a dementia,

    and their family carers.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Traynor, V. & De Vries, L. (2016). Access to rehabilitation services: a 'fair go' for individuals living with a dementia. Journal of Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, 19 (2), 5-7.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5187&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4163

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Similar to other Western countries, approximately nine per cent

    of Australians aged over 65 are living with a dementia and

    for those aged over 85 the prevalence rate rises to up to 30

    per cent. As the ageing population increases, the prevalence

    of dementia will increase (Guideline Adaptation Committee,

    2016). It is doubtless an important healthcare issue. In the

    past 10 years, since the Australian Government published

    its first National Framework for Action on Dementia and the

    nomination of dementia as a National Health Priority, dementia

    care has achieved never imagined improvements. Dementiaspecific

    research and educational initiatives by the Dementia

    Collaborative Research Centres and Dementia Training Study

    Centres achieved unprecedented hope for consumers, family

    carers and clinicians about the new opportunities to improve the

    wellbeing and quality of life of individuals living with a dementia,

    and their family carers.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Traynor, V. & De Vries, L. (2016). Access to rehabilitation services: a 'fair go' for individuals living with a dementia. Journal of Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, 19 (2), 5-7.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5187&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4163

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia