Music can provoke distant memories and feelings that may be fleeting, so can the power of music help provide stronger connections for people diagnosed with dementia?

An SBS article has recently reported on the Music & Memory, program, a captivating idea developed by US social worker Dan Cohen and brought to Australia in 2015 through the Arts Health Institute.

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the newly established ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner. Ms Rae Lamb, supported by a team of 150 people in multiple sites across Australia will handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service.

Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Professor Graeme Samuel AC supports the comments made by the Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, The Hon. Sussan Ley recognising that ‘separating complaints from the regulation and funding of aged care will strengthen the aged care complaints process.’