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Towards A World Without Dementia - Prevention, Cure and Care (via ABC Big Ideas)

As part of National Science Week 2014, the Dementia Australia Dementia Research Foundation with the support of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, the ACT National Science Week committee, Questacon and the ABC network, organised a dementia research panel discussion titled Towards a World Without Dementia – Prevention, Cure and Care.

Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National led the panel on a discussion of questions such as how close researchers are to finding a cure for dementia? How can we reduce our risk of dementia? And where to next with dementia research?

Panellists included:

  • Ita Buttrose AO, OBE - Journalist, author and National Ambassador for Dementia Australia
  • Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO - Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW
  • Professor Kaarin Anstey - Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, ANU
  • Dr Zoe Terpening - Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney Uni
  • Christine Bryden - Dementia advocate, author and living well with a diagnosis of dementia

This clip was downloaded from ABC Big Ideas website - the original can be found here -

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Steve Milton, Dementia-Friendly Communities

Steve Milton, the Director of Innovations in Dementia in the UK, was in Australia in September for Dementia Awareness Month 2014 on a lecture tour for Dementia Australia.

During Steve's tour, he talked about the dementia-friendly work that has evolved in the UK. He talked about the simple improvements that can be made in communities to make people with dementia feel more engaged in community life.

This is his lecture he delivered when he was in Sydney on Monday 15 September 2014.

There's a difference - Arabic

"There's a difference" aims to show the difference between forgetting something once and forgetting it many times.

Forgetfulness or repetitive behaviours can be signs of dementia.

To find out more, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or read more about memory loss.