Aged Care Reform: ADVANCING QUALITY IN DEMENTIA CARE

Aged Care Symposium, June 2013

This symposium gave us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions, so that we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care.

We invite you to revisit this stimulating debate through the keynote addresses and presentations from this significant event.


With the increase in our ageing population, Australia is facing greater challenges than ever to provide sound policies for aged care, chronic diseases and dementia care, as well as quality standards and service delivery. The Australian government’s aged care reform package, Living Longer Living Better, provides directions to improve care quality, enhance regulatory systems and foster evidence-based care.

Session 1: Advancing Quality Dementia Care

Chair: Associate Professor Donna Waters (Associate Dean, Research, Sydney Nursing School)

Session 2: Monitoring and measuring quality

Chair: Dr Chris Hatherly, Research Manager, Alzheimer's Australia

Session 3: What matters to all of us?

Chair: Paul Sadler (Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Aged Care NSW and ACT)