An estimated 280,000 Australians live with dementia and without a medical breakthrough, this figure is set to rise by 50 percent by 2020. As the search for effective biomedical treatments continues, there remains a need for quality care to be provided to people affected by the diseases that cause dementia. Renowned communicator and Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose AO, OBE will outline the role of public policy in influencing quality dementia care and the need for greater research and innovation into care.
0:00 – Chapter 1 – Introduction – Prof John Phillimore, Executive Director, JCIPP
2:01 – Chapter 2 – Prof Jill Downie, Pro-Vice Chancellor Health Sciences, Curtin University
7:01 – Chapter 3 – Ita Buttrose
24:43 – Chapter 4 – Panel discussion – by Ita Buttrose, Prof Barbara Horner, Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University and Frank Schaper, CEO, Alzheimer’s Australia WA
This seminar was presented on 20th June, 2012, by the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University.
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