Demystifying Aged Care Podcast

Demystifying Aged Care Podcast

Demystifying Aged Care Podcast

Ep. 4: Living with dementia

The prevalence of dementia poses a number of challenges for the aged care sector as well as families who are caring for a loved one impacted by the condition.

Joining our host Graham Mabury and bringing their unique and personal perspectives is Professor Ralph Martins AO, a leading expert in the diagnosis and prevention of dementia, Russell Bricknell CEO of Baptistcare and Lorraine Dusting, a nurse whose mother Shirley has dementia and now lives in residential aged care.

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To find out more about Baptistcare Specialised Dementia Support visit baptistcare.com.au/residential-care/dementia-support

To contact Alzheimer’s WA visit alzheimerswa.org.au or call 1300 667788.

You can find out more about the Maggie Beer Foundation at maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

Visit ecu.edu.au to find out more about Professor Ralph Martins AO and his ground-breaking research.

What happens when a loved one with dementia can no longer live at home? In this episode of Demystifying Aged Care we explore the options to access care and support with special guest Professor Ralph Martins AO.

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While every person on our planet is unique, we all share the human experience. We are born, and we eventually die. Yet while we freely celebrate and share stories and experiences of birth, the subject of death has never been treated in quite the same way.

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Join our host, legendary broadcaster and former 6PR Nightline presenter, Graham Mabury, as we discuss the ageing journey and what really matters to you when it comes to growing older.

Each episode explores a range of topics around the emotional, physical, spiritual and financial aspects of ageing with experts, seniors and their families contributing advice, personal experiences and thought-provoking commentary.

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Shining a light on the ageing journey.

Join our host, legendary broadcaster and former 6PR Nightline presenter, Graham Mabury, as we discuss the ageing journey and what really matters to you when it comes to growing older.

Each episode explores a range of topics around the emotional, physical, spiritual and financial aspects of ageing with experts, seniors and their families contributing advice, personal experiences and thought-provoking commentary.

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