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We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia

Low, LF, Laver, K, Lawler, K ORCID: 0000-0002-1484-1113, Swaffer, K, Bahar-Fuchs, A, Bennett, S, Blair, A, Burton, J, Callisaya, M ORCID: 0000-0003-2122-1622, Cations, M, O'Connor, CMC, Gresham, M, Lewin, G, Messent, P, Poulos, CJ, Wesson, J, Scott, TL and Rees, G 2021 , 'We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia' , Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 214, no. 2 , pp. 66-68 , doi: 10.5694/mja2.50911.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic has led to reflections around reforming Australia’s health care system.1 In view of future reforms, this article is intended to provoke policy and clinical discussion regarding what an effective, efficient model of service delivery meeting the needs of people with dementia and their families may look like. The opinion presented here belongs to the members of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Dementia Research Special Interest Group in Rehabilitation and Dementia.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Low, LF and Laver, K and Lawler, K and Swaffer, K and Bahar-Fuchs, A and Bennett, S and Blair, A and Burton, J and Callisaya, M and Cations, M and O'Connor, CMC and Gresham, M and Lewin, G and Messent, P and Poulos, CJ and Wesson, J and Scott, TL and Rees, G
Keywords: dementia, public health, rehabilitation
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Australia
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
ISSN: 0025-729X
DOI / ID Number: 10.5694/mja2.50911
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