11 February, 2020
Public submissions for new Dementia & Aged Care Roadmap close Monday
"I encourage Australians to jump on the website, read the draft Roadmap and provide advice, so we have a greater understanding of what research is required." - Minister for Health, Greg Hunt
The government is urging ageing Australians to have their say on the $185 million dollar Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission.
The funding will be invested from 2018–19 to 2028–29 and is now allowing Australians to provide input as to how the Government should prioritise spending of the funding for Dementia and Aged Care research.
Ultimately, the goals of the roadmap are to help older Australians:
maintain their health and quality of life as they age
live independently for longer
access quality care when they need it
According to Health Direct, it’s been predicted that there will be more than 589,000 people with dementia by 2028, and over a million by 2058. Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65 and the third leading cause of disability.
“Greater research into dementia is vital, but it’s important to ensure the research is targeted to have the greatest impact. I encourage Australians to jump on the website, read the draft Roadmap and provide advice, so we have a greater understanding of what research is required.”
Greg Hunt, Minister for Health
Provide your responses on the online survey found on the Department of Health website. For more information view the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission. Keep in mind that the consultation period closes on 17 February 2020.
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