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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2012
12 IN TOUCH WINTER 2012 and care for people with dementia made all the difference. "Thank you again to you all. "There is still, however, much to be done and we must continue to speak up for people with dementia, their families and carers and make sure our voices are heard. " Research in dementia is important to reduce the future numbers of people suffering from dementia. Alzheimer's Australia is still concerned about the very low investment in dementia research. This issue will be pursued through the Minister’s review of scientifc and medical funding in Australia. The reforms will be reviewed at the end of fve years and the government has taken the view that the full impact of the reforms will take 10 years to work their way through the system. The reforms are not just a question of funding; they are also about changing the way services are delivered. STAY IN TOUCH Keep up with Alzheimer's Australia's efforts by signing up as a dementia champion at the Fight Dementia campaign website, or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. W: www.campaign.fghtdementia.org.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/fghtdementia Twitter: twitter.com/alzheimersaus WHAT DO THE REFORMS MEAN? PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA CAN STAY AT H OME LONGER Strengthening the community care system is central to any strategy for consumer choice and avoids premature entry into residential care. ADOPTING CONSUMER- DIRECTED CARE IN ALL CARE PACKAGES This enables consumers to have more say about the services they need, when they need them and who delivers them. EMBRACING THE PRINCIPLE OF SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING This will assist in meeting the extra costs of dementia care in both residential and community settings. GREAT ER TRANSPARENCY IN THE QUALITY OF AGED CARE Consumers are reassured through the independent Aged Care Financing Authority, the new Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, My Aged Care website and greater independence of the Aged Care Complaints Scheme. PLAN TO TACKLE DEMENTIA The government's proposals for tackling dementia address the key priorities in Alzheimer's Australia's Fight Dementia campaign, particularly in respect of timely diagnosis, improved acute care services, improved support for younger people with dementia and an expansion of Dementia Behaviour Advisory Services. COVER STORY THE CENTREPIECE OF THE REFORMS FROM A CONSUMER POINT OF VIEW IS THE STRENGTHENING OF THE COMMUNITY CARE SYSTEM TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA TO S TAY AT HOME LONGER.
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