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Anyone who works in public service comes across a variety of people every day, and doesn’t always know how to handle situations when service users are agitated, confused, or disoriented. But as the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is expected to triple by 2050, there’s more and more need for workers in all fields to recognize the symptoms of dementia and treat people who have the disease with care and respect.
In response to this need, the Australian state of New South Wales is introducing dementia awareness training for taxi drivers and bus, rail, and ferry staff. The training is designed to “ensure that people with dementia are not discriminated against and feel confident when accessing the local transport system.”
Learn more in “Dementia Training for NSW Transport Workers
to help you provide high-quality dementia care.