Dementia care on telehealth

SUNRAYSIA residents suffering with younger-onset dementia will be able to use specialist services through their phone with the ­announcement of the $1.7 million Better Care package.

One of the projects from the latest round of funding, the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Younger Onset Dementia Service focuses on using telehealth to ensure rural and regional Victorians can use tailored, flexible and expert services without costly and inconvenient trips to Melbourne.

Royal Melbourne Hospital consultant psychiatrist Sarah Farrand said all Mildura people would need to access the services is Google Chrome. 

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