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Peak body for dementia, Dementia Australia, launched a new mobile app for home support and community care workers that aims to build the skills of these workers to provide quality care for people living with dementia.

The app, Ask Annie, teaches short, self-paced learning modules to support and community care workers to refresh their skills and learn new tips and techniques to provide better care to people with cognitive issues.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dementia Australia, Maree McCabe, says the Ask Annie tool was designed with the help of community care workers to make the app accessible and educational.

“The app is an easy to use, convenient training tool, able to be purchased by provider organisations as a multi-license package for their staff to access anywhere and anytime,” says Ms McCabe.

“Once the team member signs up to the app, Annie is there to provide encouragement, tips and to offer ongoing training that is accessible whenever the care worker wants to schedule in a quick 10 or 15 minute check-in across the country.

Full article in link below by Liz Alderslade.