It seems that the dementia is heading to make a scary leap in the turf of Australia. As per reports, lest stringent actions are being taken by the medical fraternity to resolute the nodus of dementia, Australians can never take a sigh of relief. Moreover, this burning issue was a talking point in 14th annual conference of Alzheimer's Australia.
At present, almost 270,000 Australians are living under the scar of dementia while another 1500 are being diagnosed with the same in a single week. Citing grave concern over the future of almost millions of Australians, who are expected to be getting affected with dementia in the coming years 2050, the federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, asserted the need to address the percolating concern of dementia as earliest as possible else almost a million Australians would face the dire consequences of dementia.
Highlighting the callous attitude of the federal government, Alzheimer's Australia president Ita Buttrose claimed that the federal health budget has not given enough financial stimuli to address the percolating concern of Alzheimer's as compared to other diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions.
Further, Mr. Butler added, "An aged care reform response that doesn't have at its heart a dementia response will not be an aged care response at all”.