Pre Oct 2014
The Aged Care Revolution
Australia’s population is ageing rapidly with currently the population over the age of 65 reaching 14% of total population. For those aged 85 years and over, the proportion more than tripled during the past 40 years, rising from 0.5% to 1.8%, and this fraction will again almost triple by the year 2050 to 5.1%.
Over the last 30 years we have learnt that the health care of older people cannot be ignored and efficient and compassionate systems of care are required to manage the looming epidemic of so called “degenerative” conditions associated with frailty. Besides the continued refinement of our residential and community care models there is an urgent need to systematically address the health conditions of very old people. In particular our understandings about the multifactorial and multiple diseases underpinning frailty need to be applied to chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
Leon will discuss demography, changing clinical care models, the move from residential care to community care and the dominance of chronic neurodegenerative conditions with resultant changes required.
Hear from Leading Expert
AAG Inaugural National Travelling Fellow: Professor Leon Flicker
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing; Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia
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Event Date & Time: Monday, 22 September 2014, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Event Location: Rydges Darwin Airport Resort, 1 Sir Norman Brearley Dr, Marrara, NT
AAG Members: $10.00