Kaplan Professional has announced a partnership with charity organisation Dementia Australia, which will see the training provider publish materials for advisers to better understand dementia.
In a statement, Kaplan Professional said it will release several “specialist articles” through its flagship Ontrack program as part of the partnership’s initial phase.
“The articles are designed to raise awareness about dementia, and help financial advisers understand the impact the condition can have on their clients living with dementia, their families and carers,” the statement said.
Commenting on the partnership, Kaplan Professional chief executive Brian Knight said increasing advisers’ understanding of dementia will be beneficial to the Australian public.
“Given one in 10 people over the age of 65 and three in 10 over the age of 85 live with dementia, financial advisers have a high probability that a number of their existing clients are living with dementia – or caring for someone with dementia,” he said.
“The figures suggest many more Australians and their families are going to need the specialist advice of a financial adviser who is not only aware of the impacts, but has the confidence and knowledge to support their client.”
The content will be assembled by Kaplan’s writers and technical experts in conjunction with Dementia Australia’s research.
“Dementia Australia do an exceptional job in providing advocacy, support services and education for an issue of national importance, and we hope to support them in making a difference,” said Mr Knight.
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