Develop systems of care in general practice for people diagnosed with dementia and their families

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women1. The North Coast region has one of the highest incidents of dementia in Australia. By 2041 it is predicted 32% of the HNC population will be over 65, with the largest growth in the 75+ age group2 

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Improve patient wellbeing and social connectedness

A ‘loneliness epidemic’ has been used to describe modern-day society, particularly following COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns. Recent survey data shows that around one in four Australian adults are lonely and one in two (50.5%) Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week (Australian Loneliness Report by Australian Psychological Society). The contribution social

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