Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap released for public consultation

The Federal Government’s $185 million Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission has taken another step with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation.

 

The mission roadmap is ultimately intended to support older Australians to:

  • maintain their health and quality of life as they age
  • live independently for longer
  • access quality care when they need it.

 

The consultation will present the public with an opportunity to assess the draft Roadmap, and offer feedback on the current strategy.

 

It will ultimately assist the Government as it seeks to prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research.

 

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, described dementia as “one of Australia and the world’s greatest health challenges,” but said it was a challenge the Morrison Government was “deeply committed to.”

 

“Greater research into dementia is vital, but it’s important to ensure the research is targeted to have the greatest impact” Mr Hunt said.

 

“I encourage Australians to jump on the website, read the draft Roadmap and provide advice, so we have a greater understanding of what research is required.”

 

Currently more than 447,000 people are living with dementia in Australia.

 

Funding for the Mission is made available through the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

 

The draft Roadmap is available for comment at: https://consultations.health.gov.au.

 

For more information view the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission.

 

The consultation period closes 17 February 2020.

 

20 January 2020.