Dementia: The growing challenge to Australians as they age

The Briefing

18-02-2024 • 21 mins

There are 450,000 Australians living with Dementia. Our parents or grandparents drift away from us as the disease takes hold.

So are we doing enough to manage the crisis? Closed wards, limited interactions with the outside world, a long list of medications, in some cases restraints, doesn’t sound like the way we’d like to see our loved ones treated.

In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Maree McCabe, the CEO of Dementia Australia, to try to find out what can be done for our family and friends as the number of Australians with Dementia escalates.

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