Evaluation of a Community Based Memory Wellness Program
Introduction
integratedliving Australia delivers an innovative suite of Wellness for Independence programs. It is a comprehensive range of research programs that enable older people to have an e-health enabled clinical assessment and access to a preventative health promotion program.

The purpose of the Wellness for Independence programs is to build health literacy, facilitate timely diagnosis, enable early intervention and empower self-management amongst older people and their carers.

In early 2018 integratedliving Australia and the University of Tasmania undertook a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the first program – the nurse practitioner developed, community based ‘Memory Wellness’ program. The program enables older people to take control of their Brain Health via timely assessment, memory wellness and dementia prevention choices and actions. The purpose of the Memory Wellness Program is to enhance an older person’s brain health so that they can remain well and independent, at home.

Aim
The program has two components – clinic and course. Participants are screened for dementia and referred to other services if problems are uncovered. Whether or not dementia is diagnosed, the focus is on addressing risk factors to delay symptom progression, prevent complications and acute exacerbations, support and improve co-morbidities and overall health for increased quality of life.

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Indra Arunacha, Project Manager - Strategy & Innovation, IntegratedLiving Australia, Associate Professor Christine Stirling, Interim Head of Nursing Discipline, University of Tasmania

Integratedliving Australia Ltd