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In this subject you will examine demographic trends in the ageing population along with social and cultural determinants of health and how these factors continue to shape the needs of older people in society. You will investigate how these needs can be addressed, including an exploration of key elements of aged and dementia health and social care service provision in Australia and other countries. You will learn about the role of services and resources in supporting people as they age and people living with dementia, as well as their family members and carers. The perspectives of stakeholders towards these services will be explored. You will also develop foundational knowledge about how policy informs regulatory requirements, funding, quality and safety issues pertaining to aged and dementia care services.