Palliative Care and Dementia

Lack of understanding about dementia as a life-limiting condition in the health and aged care sectors, and the broader community, means that many people living with dementia struggle to access appropriate palliative care.

In this joint policy statement, Palliative Care Australia and Dementia Australia advocate for improved awareness and understanding of the unique palliative care needs of people living with dementia, their families, carers and community.

Joint Position Statement - Palliative Care and Dementia.pdf