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States of confusion
 — Australian policies and the elderly confused
Author(s)Jan Carter
Corporate AuthorSocial Welfare Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Journal titleSWRC Reports and Proceedings, no 4, January 1981
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, January 1981
Pages50 pp
KeywordsDementia ; Confusion ; Services ; Social policy ; Reports ; Australia.
AnnotationAs part of its research on the welfare of old people, the Social Welfare Research Centre (SWRC) commissioned the author to review federal and state government policies which relate to those with brain failure. The paper identifies the resources which go into the care of this population: the community and institutional sectors in the formal system; and the informal care system. The author discusses policy issues, as to whether the state (local or national) or the family should bear responsibility. The point is made that families cannot necessarily cope with dealing with ageing relatives in a state of confusion, without suffering breakdown themselves. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930818045 B
ClassmarkEA: EDC: I: TM2: 6K: 7YA

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