In November I’m delighted to have been asked to present at, the ITAC2017 conference in Queensland. The conference team asked me to present my thoughts about the use of technology in aged and dementia care, from the point of view of a person diagnosed with younger onset dementia.
My speech is simply titled, Technology in aged and dementia care. I will discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of navigating the future of aged and dementia care through the use of information...
CEO Of Dementia Alliance International
Kate Swaffer is Chair, CEO & co-founder of Dementia Alliance International, a member of the World Dementia Council, a board member of Alzheimer's Disease International, the Inaugural Chair of the Dementia Australia Advisory Committee, a Phd Candidate at the University of Wollongong, and a humanitarian, activist, author and speaker.
The human rights of people with dementia lie at the heart of our work.
There are currently more than 47 million people with dementia globally and one new diagnosis every 3.2 seconds. In Australia there are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia, and if dementia were a country, it would be the 18th largest economy.
Dementia Alliance International is an advocacy group, the peak body, and global voice of people with dementia. Our mission includes Human Rights-based approaches...
Kate Swaffer explains what people with dementia want from residential care, based on her own experience living with younger onset dementia, as a past care partner advocating for and supporting three people with dementia in residential care, and from feedback she’s gathered during focus groups and interviews with people with dementia around Australia.
It is clear that the number of Australians in the over 65 age demographic is rising, and as the population continues to age, more and more older...
A significant milestone in the history for people with dementia
Today is a significant milestone for Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and for people with dementia, having launched a landmark guide “The Human Rights of People Living with Dementia: from Rhetoric to Reality”, as a direct result of DAI’s advocacy and a rights-based approach. Including access to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which has also just been adopted by Alzheimer’s Disease International.