Are you interested in dementia care for remote Aboriginal communities : hearing will be webcast live

The hearing will be webcast live on: www.aph.gov.au/live

Friday, 8 February 2013 from 10.00 am

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The House of Representatives Health and Ageing Committee will meet with the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services at Parliament House this Friday, as part of its inquiry into dementia: early diagnosis and intervention.

This follows the federal parliamentary committee’s recent visits to Broome and Alice Springs, where it heard from dementia care service-providers who service remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The committee will also hear from representatives of the Department of Health and Ageing, regarding how the Department will respond to the challenge posed by the expected increase in people with dementia, in line with population ageing. Representatives of the Minister’s Dementia Advisory Group, formed to advise the Minister for Ageing on issues relating to dementia care, will also attend.

Details of the public hearing are as follows:

Date:    Friday, 8 February 2013

Venue: Committee Room 1R4, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

Time Witness
10:00am Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services
10:45am Break
11:00am Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
11:45am Minister’s Dementia Advisory Group
12:30pm Close

All are welcome to attend

The hearing will be webcast live on: www.aph.gov.au/live

 For media comment: please contact the Office of Jill Hall MP on (02) 4947 9711.

 For all other enquiries: please contact the Committee Secretariat by phone on (02) 6277 4145 or visit the Committee’s website: www.aph.gov.au/haa