Online launches of the Dementia Reparations Principles and Project Report
‘How can we redress and repair violence, abuse and neglect of people living with dementia in residential aged care?’
You are invited to come along to the online launches of the Dementia Reparations Principles and project report.
People living with dementia have been subject to significant harm, including violence, abuse, and neglect in aged care in Australia. Yet, this harm is rarely recognised and redressed. People living with dementia in aged care, as well as care partners and family members, encounter ineffective complaint and prosecutorial processes, including barriers to reporting harm to the police, and difficulty accessing justice through the courts. The systems that allow harm to occur remain unchanged and continue to perpetrate further harm. People living with dementia and their care partners and family members await accountability, justice and change.
Dementia Alliance International has been pleased to be one of the organisational partners for this research project, and we thank those members who were involved for their time and feedback on their own experiences of care.
Australian focused launch
Linda Steele and Kate Swaffer in conversation with: Yumi Lee (Older Women's Network of NSW), Bill Mitchell OAM LLD (Townsville Community Law), Theresa Flavin (dementia human rights activist and advocate)
International human rights focused launch
Linda Steele and Kate Swaffer in conversation with: Professor Claudia Mahler (United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Person), Professor Israel Issi Doron (University of Haifa), Bethany Brown (International Disability Alliance)