Aged Care Podcast highlights issues facing industry

Aged Care Podcast highlights issues

A Brand New Aged Care Podcast


In 2020 renowned authors, industry leaders and prominent advocates from across Australia and the world are taking to the mic to examine some of the biggest issues in aged care in a new podcast.

Currently halfway through its first series, the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast already explored a wide range of topics. These include innovation in aged care, the challenges of adapting to a Covd-19 reality and perceptions of dementia, among others.

The Aged Care Enrichment podcast is produced by SilVR Adventures, a Melbourne-based start up with the mission of reducing isolation by bringing seniors together through shared virtual reality experiences.

We wanted to provide a platform for leading figures from across the aged care sector and beyond to share their knowledge and experiences. Because we know that delivering the highest quality of care for seniors takes hard work, collaboration and innovation.

Each fortnight our host, Ash de Neef, will talk to some of the most prominent experts and thought leaders working in aged care today. As well as those shaping how it looks in the future.


We’ve got great guests

On the podcast so far we’ve featured:

Episode 1: Christine Bryden – author and dementia advocate

Diagnosed with early onset dementia in 1995 at the age of 46, Christine Bryden has become a passionate and outspoken dementia advocate. Her work includes writing five books on her experiences. Here Christine talks about her work to address the misconceptions around dementia. And also her fight to change the way people with dementia are viewed.

Episode 2: Julianne Parkinson – CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Julianne Parkinson is the head of a not-for-profit that helps companies create and trial products that help older people live and age well. In this episode, Julianne shares new research on how older Australians are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. She also discusses ways to smooth the transition from care in the home to life in aged care facilities.

Episode 3: Kellie Curtain – journalist and author

Kellie Curtain is the author of the acclaimed book “What Will I Wear to Your Funeral?” Which is the poignant story of the final weeks of her mother’s life, and their final conversations together. In this frank and fun conversation, Kellie champions the importance of having difficult conversations around dying. And she also talks about her support of the Advanced Care Planning Week.

Episode 4: Karen Lake – Operations Clinical and Quality Manager for Ryman Healthcare

Karen Lake oversees standards of care, service and safety across Ryman residential care in New Zealand. Most recently, Karen has worked on a new model of care for people with dementia. In a wide-ranging conversation, Karen opens up about the ideas that underpin this new model of care and the new innovations that could help tackle the challenges of ageing.

Furthermore, some of our upcoming guests on the podcast will include TV personalities, academics and leaders of major care organisations.

Where can I listen?

All episodes so far can be found at:

Moreover the series is also available on all major podcast and streaming platforms. You can find the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and more. From here you can subscribe to be notified when future episodes are released.

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