The research project ‘Redressing Abuse and Neglect of People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care’ is being led by chief investigator of the project Dr Linda Steele fom the University of Technology, and Kate Swaffer, a co founder of DAI who is the associate investigator.
Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is an organisational partner.
We therefore wish to highlight this opportunity to have your say about neglect and abuse of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care facilities and older people’s mental health facilities (‘residential care’).
Dr Steele is currently seeking participants for the online focus groups.
We are hoping to speak with:
(a) people living with dementia who live in Australia,
(b) care partners and family members of people living with dementia who have experienced abuse or neglect in residential aged care and who live in Australia, and
(c) advocates and lawyers who work in dementia rights, disability rights or older people’s rights who live in Australia.
Here is a brief overview of the project:
Informed by the perspectives and experiences of people living with dementia and their care partners, family members, advocates and lawyers, this project will explore the need to redress (i.e., right the wrongs of) neglect and abuse of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care facilities and older people’s mental health facilities (‘residential care’). The project will consider why and how to right the wrongs of abuse and neglect and how redress might be supported by the legal profession in order to contribute to justice, healing and closure for the dementia community.
If you would like to participate in this research project or find out more information please email Linda at:
Or visit: https://forms.gle/kvoSf7QRr2fF2ktx5