Supported Decision-Making in the National Plan on Elder Abuse: Consensus Recommendations

  “During October 2018 a Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre research team convened a forum aimed at generating consensus recommendations relating to the incorporation of supported decision-making in the National Plan on elder abuse. This day-long forum was independently facilitated, and involved 36 key stakeholders from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. Based on discussion during […]

Investigating elder abuse in India

Capacity Australia provided grant funding to support the work of Mangal Kardile, psychologist In India. Mangal developed a community education and awareness program on elder abuse and dementia, tailored and delivered to local police who support the Kumbh-Mela festival, to prevent and address the problem of elder abuse by abandonment. India’s Hindu festival of Kumbh-Mela […]

NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Elder Abuse has published it’s report – General Purpose Standing Committee No 2 Report No. 44

The General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 Report no. 44 titled ‘Elder abuse in NSW’. This report, available on their website, was tabled with the Clerk of the Legislative Council on 24 June 2016. The report and it’s 11 recommendations are now with the Government for consideration. Recommendation 9 is relating to Financial Abuse and raising awareness, through […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016. ‘Everyone has the Right to make their own Decisions and to be Safeguarded against Abuse’.

Today is World Elder abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), every year on the 15th of June the world joins in to voice it’s opposition to the abuse inflicted on the older people. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Article 16, all persons with disabilities have the right to live […]

Professor Carmelle Peisah presented at the Financial Services Council Trustee Board Committee Elder Abuse Working Group

  Professor Carmelle Peisah, President of Capacity Australia and an expert on elderly financial abuse presented to the group. Key issues discussed were for Capacity Australia to get Financial Services Professionals on board with training and proactive action on this issue. Capacity Australia has also developed a range of workshops and tools to assist front […]