The Dementia Australia Advisory Committee
This committee supports people with dementia to have a voice in advocating for the needs and priorities of people with dementia in relation to service provision, information, support and education.
Committee members provide advice on policy and advocacy work, national programs, and work to promote dialogue between those with dementia and service providers with a view to promoting a better understanding of their social and care needs.
The committee aims to give a voice to people living with a diagnosis of dementia in Australia.
The Dementia Australia Advisory Committee is the third of its kind in the world, and the first in Australia.
The committee meets monthly by teleconference, 1-2 times per year face to face, and communicates on a regular basis through email.
The committee was established in 2013 in response to people with dementia around the country who wanted to be involved in advocating for the needs of people with dementia and their families.
All members of the committee are people with dementia.
Membership is drawn from across Australia.
For further information contact Elena Sutcliffe at Dementia Australia by email or on (02) 6278-8908.