CAPACITY ON THE BEACH

Final workshop for the year: REGISTER NOW BEFORE WE ARE BOOKED OUT When: Friday the 11th  November, 8.30am -2pm Where: The Pavillion, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse Back by popular demand our day workshop on capacity in private practice. Suitable for general adult psychiatrists, forensic psychiatrists, old age psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, rehab physicians and neuropsychologists wanting to […]

2016 Pre-Congress Workshops IPA International Congress San Francisco

IPA has long recognized capacity as an issue with clinical, ethical, medico-legal and human rights relevance to clinicians across a range of disciplines working in old age psychiatry. This year’s Conference on Capacity promises to showcase novel plenaries addressing a breadth of issues. 3rd International Conference on Capacity: Risky Business and Other Rights. The Pre-Congress […]

2016 Pre-Congress Workshops IPA International Congress San Francisco

Capacity is pleased to announce the attendance at the 2016 IPA International Congress at San Francisco on Tuesday, 6 September IPA has long recognized capacity as an issue with clinical, ethical, medico-legal and human rights relevance to clinicians across a range of disciplines working in old age psychiatry. Originally championed by Sanford Finkel (IPA Past […]

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 […]

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A sincere thanks to Asquith Probus

Professor Carmelle Peisah, on behalf of Capacity Australia, would like to sincerely thank the members of Asquith Probus for their commitment to and generous support of Capacity Australia’s efforts to combat elder abuse in Australia, as part of our initiatives for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June, 2016.

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 […]

Capacity Australia Presented at Member’s Forum Ethnics Communities Council of NSW Inc.

Ms Sangita Bhatia, Researcher and Education Head for Elder and Financial Abuse for Capacity Australia, was invited to present at the Member’s Forum Ethnics Communities Council of NSW Inc. This was a very effective and highly successful talk, disseminating our message about minimizing risk of financial abuse amongst the elderly within the culturally diverse communities. […]

Capacity Australia Annual National Conference on Decision Making in Dementia

‘Everyone has the right to make their own Decisions’. Capacity Australia is delighted to invite delegates to register now.
Our Keynote speaker is Associate Professor Elsie Hui Chinese University on “End of Life Decisions in Dementia “

Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Friday, August 12, 2016 105-153 Miller Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Friday, August, 12th 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description: Protect your clients against Financial abuse. Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the […]

Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop. This event has now been cancelled

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Thursday, November 3, 2016 105-153 Miller Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Thursday, November, 3rd 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description:  Protect your clients against Financial abuse Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the […]

NSW Legislative Council GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 2 on Elder Abuse

Capacity Australia’s submission to NSW Legislative Council  GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 2 on Elder Abuse has been completed. For more details on the submission please click Submission for Inquiry into elder abuse in NSW Jan 2016 final (2)

Talking Death and Death Law – Minimising Doctor Risk.

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Monday, May 2, 2016 King George Square Map and Directions | Register Description: Doctors are in unique positions due their skill set, and are obligated to talk about death and advance planning with their patients, even those whose death is not immediately imminent. In 2014, White et al (MJA 2014; […]

New Research Report on Policies and Practices of Financial Institutions around Substitute Decision Making

THE NHMRC PARTNERSHIP CENTRE ON DEALING WITH COGNITIVE AND RELATED FUNCTIONAL DECLINE IN OLDER PEOPLE (CDPC) The NHMRC Partnership Centre on dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in older people, has recently published a report on the policies and practices of Financial Institutions around substitute Decision Making. Capacity Australia’s Researcher, Sangita Bhatia has been one […]