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South Australia's Dementia Action Plan 2009-2012

Office for the Ageing, Department for Families and Communities, in partnership with SA Health; Government of South Australia Country Resources Neurological disorders including dementia South Australia 31 December 2009 Policy document 9781920983789 dementia, mental health care, mental health service

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Description

A Plan for dementia services in the state of South Australia. Such plan incorporates the following principles;

Our Guiding Principles
• People with dementia are valued and respected. Their right to dignity and quality of life is supported.
• Carers and families are valued and supported and their efforts are recognized and encouraged.
• People with dementia, their carers and families are central to making choices about care.
• Service responses recognize peoples’ individual journeys.
• All people with dementia, their carers and families receive appropriate services that respond to their social, cultural or economic background, location and needs.
• A well-trained supported workforce delivers quality care.
• Communities play an important role in the quality of life of people with dementia, their carers and families.

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