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Due to a lack of resources and staff, most nursing home facilities overlook non-pharmacological options. However, studies have shown that non-pharmacological treatments are a safer alternative for patients. Non-pharmacological alternatives may include behavioral therapy, reality orientation, cognitive therapy, validation therapy, aroma therapy, and multisensory therapy.  Such options may be preferable compared to administering medications as a first line of treatment. #dementia  

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Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, Attorney-General, will launch the Report of the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into ‘Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse’ at our FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum on 15 June.
Don’t miss out! Places are limited and registrations close on 7 June 2017.
For more information and to book, click on http://bit.ly/2oRUipp .

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WEAAD is coming… less than a month to go! Plan an activity now and help stop elder abuse. Our Toolkit makes it easy, http://bit.ly/2oLejJg.

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Join the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate and Seniors Rights Victoria at the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum – Safeguarding Older Australians.
Key presenters will be the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, and the Honourable Dr Kay Patterson AO, Federal Age Discrimination Commissioner. Also speaking is Mr. Gerard Mansour, the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, appointed as the Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse by the Victorian Government in late 2016 as part of its response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Following the key speakers, a Q&A session will be held with some of those working in the field of elder abuse in Victoria. This will be an opportunity for audience participation and discussion. Morning tea will be provided.
No charge to attend, but registrations are essential. https://opa2017weaad.eventbrite.com

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Whether it’s dressing in purple, hosting a morning tea, selling ribbons, organising a flash mob or convening a community forum, you can help raise awareness and stop elder abuse.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), an important opportunity to demonstrate support for older people and inform communities about elder abuse and how to get help.

If you haven’t already made plans for WEAAD, we warmly encourage you to organise an event or activity to raise awareness about elder abuse. Our WEAAD Toolkit and Website have been created to help you plan an event – large or small – with suggested activities, information, logos and posters that you can download and display, as well as links to a sample media release and other helpful resources.

To find out more about WEAAD, and to register your event or activity, please go to our website.

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Really great guide for any that may be a victim of nursing home abuse and wants to know if they should find an attorney or not. 
It outlines the various types of nursing home abuse and signs to look out for just in case a loved one was abused.
Thank you!

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