Have your say: National Dementia Action Plan

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  2 December 2022  Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking feedback on the draft National Dementia Action Plan.

The plan is a 10-year initiative between the Australian Government and state and territory governments. It will mean

  • a coordinated approach to risk reduction
  • early diagnosis
  • better support for carers.

It is designed to:

  • provide a national vision – for greater inclusion of people living with dementia, their carers and families
  • guide action by governments – so health, acute and aged care systems work more seamlessly and broader policies and programs consider dementia
  • drive mainstream services and systems – to improve outcomes for people living with dementia, their carers and families
  • develop an accountability framework – so we can measure progress
  • engage, inform and involve the whole community – to achieve a society that’s more understanding and more inclusive of people living with dementia.

They are seeking voices of people with lived experience of dementia reflected in Australia’s priorities for action on dementia over the next 10 years. This includes:

  • people living with dementia
  • their carers, families and friends
  • people who work in primary care, health, acute or aged care
  • researchers and academics.

Have your say

  • Complete the online survey.
  • Email your feedback to dementiaplan@health.gov.au.
  • Post your feedback to National Dementia Action Plan, MDP 765, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601.
  • Call 1800 565 789 to provide feedback over the phone or request a hard copy.

You can find more information on the consultation hub.

Consultation is open until 31 January 2023.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.