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Whispering Hearts: Empowering individuals with Dementia through technology

Exploring technology support for dementia

The Australian General Practice Network project Whispering Hearts is creating a journey of hope and innovation for those individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and Young Onset Dementia.

Support Our Vision: Empower Lives with Technology
Imagine watching a loved one gradually lose their memory, their ability to recognize family, and their independence. This is the heart breaking reality for millions of families affected by Alzheimer's and Young Onset Dementia. These conditions rob individuals of their dignity and put immense emotional and physical strain on their caregivers. But together, we can make a difference.
We are embarking on a crucial mission to harness the power of technology to transform the lives of those living with Alzheimer's and Young Onset Dementia. Our project begins with listening—holding stakeholder engagement sessions where patients, caregivers, and experts come together to share their experiences, needs, and hopes. Through empathy and understanding, we aim to lay the groundwork for innovative solutions that offer real, tangible support.

Why This Matters:
Alzheimer's is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and there is no cure. The number of dementia-related deaths has soared in the past decade, underscoring the urgent need for effective management and support. More than 70% of people with dementia live in the community, often relying on family and friends for care. While home care offers benefits like a better quality of life and more independence, it also brings challenges: the risk of injuries, behavioral issues, medication misuse, and caregiver burnout.

Our Vision for Change:
By integrating cutting-edge technologies such as wearable monitors, virtual and augmented reality, and intelligent sensors, we can revolutionize home-based care. Imagine a world where your loved one is safely monitored, where virtual reality can transport them to familiar places and cherished memories, and where caregivers are supported with tools that ease their burden. These technologies can offer not just safety and efficiency, but hope and empowerment.

Your Role in This Journey:
We cannot do this alone. We need your support to turn this vision into reality. Your donation will directly fund the vital engagement sessions that form the bedrock of our project. These sessions will gather insights and foster collaborations necessary to build a comprehensive technological platform that will enhance the lives of those with dementia and their caregivers.
By contributing to our cause, you are not just donating money; you are offering hope to families struggling with the relentless progression of dementia. You are helping to create a future where technology can provide comfort, security, and dignity to those who need it most.

Join Us:
Your generosity can light the way for a brighter, more compassionate future. Stand with us as we work to bring about change that will resonate through communities, touching the lives of countless individuals. Together, we can empower those affected by Alzheimer's and Young Onset Dementia to live fuller, more connected lives.

Donate today by contacting us at management@agpn.org.au and be a part of this transformative journey.

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