A specialised dementia care program in Bendigo, which will benefit Heathcote residents, will be launched today.August 13, 2014 3:19am
A new GP-led dementia program will be launched in Bendigo tomorrow.
The St Anthony Memory Service is an integrated community-based memory service, which facilitates early referral to specialist providers and subsequent dementia management in several regional towns, including Heathcote.
The program aims to improve the knowledge of local general practitioners through continual training on detection and treatment of dementia and will be the basis of research into rural and regional dementia prevalence and GP management.
Loddon Mallee Murray Medicare Local chief executive Matt Jones said LMMML was partnering with the SAMS program and they were looking forward to seeing how it would benefit the region.
‘‘We hope the program will identify benefits that will apply across our region and the primary care system to improve dementia screening and care,’’ Mr Jones said.
Project lead and GP, Associate Professor Ewa Piejko said geriatrician Professor Peter Disler and aged care psychiatrist Dr Holly Anderson would work together with GPs and provide specialist diagnostic support for the program.
‘‘Providing a GP hub for dementia care, will arguably improve the integrated care of people with dementia and increase options to stay living within the community,’’ Prof. Piejko said.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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