Rural dementia carers find support hard to come by, phone numbers hard to find and often feel that local clinicians aren’t always helpful.
The head of La Trobe’s John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, Professor Irene Blackberry, said: “Often the processes are confusing and services are insufficiently linked up, making it a challenging experience for some carers.”
It is because of this that Blackberry and LaTrobe University have launched a three-year study in Bendigo, looking to improve access to local support.
“This study aims to come up with innovative solutions, to ensure dementia carers feel supported and in control while they navigate life after the diagnosis of a loved one,” Blackberry said.
Blackberry spoke with Aged Care Insite about the study.Do you have an idea for a story?
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