Google names BrainTrack a winner - the Best App for Good for 2023
BrainTrack, a free app that helps you privately monitor and understand changes in cognition over time, has this week been named the Best App for Good for 2023 by Google.
$240,000 in community grants available to support dementia-friendly projects across Australia
Communities across Australia will benefit from Dementia Australia grants to support efforts to become more dementia-friendly. Applications for the 2024 Community Engagement Program grants are now open, with grant amounts up to $15,000 available.
Ita Buttrose celebrates Memory Walk & Jog’s biggest season ever in 2024
Dementia Australia Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE encourages all Australians to show their support for people living with dementia by taking part in Memory Walk & Jog events in 2024. Ms Buttrose said she is excited to see Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising initiative set to return with its biggest ever season of events.
Engagement in creative arts offers significant benefits to people living with dementia
Dementia Australia has launched a discussion paper at a Federal Parliamentary Friends of Dementia event in Canberra. The paper, ‘I believe in the magic of it’: creative arts engagement, wellbeing and dementia, explores how engaging people living with dementia in the creative arts can improve their wellbeing.
Dementia education pathways to inspire future leaders in aged care
Dementia Australia today announced the launch of four new Leadership and Practice Change education programs for care workers. The range of accredited and non-accredited programs is spearheaded by the first ever fully-funded, national 10993NAT Certificate IV in Dementia Practice and will build participants’ leadership skills within the aged and community care sector.
Welcome investment to increase supports for Australian carers
Dementia Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver a range of initiatives to support carers this National Carers Week. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said the initiatives are important to recognise and support carers.
Dementia Australia survey highlights overlooked impacts of caring roles
According to a survey about balancing work and care responsibilities conducted by Dementia Australia, 80 per cent of respondents caring for a loved one living with dementia have made some form of change to their employment as a result of their caring responsibilities.
Handing over the reins at Dementia Australia
Dementia Australia today announced succession plans for Chair, Professor Graeme Samuel AC and CEO, Maree McCabe AM. After almost 10 years, Prof Samuel will be ending his term as the chair of Dementia Australia at the 23 November Annual General Meeting in accordance with the organisation's constitution.
World Alzheimer’s Day reports reinforce that conversations about dementia are vital
Today on World Alzheimer’s Day, Dementia Australia reinforces the need for everyone to act now to make our communities more dementia-friendly, so people living with dementia have access to the services, supports, activities and spaces to which every Australian is entitled.
On World Alzheimer’s Day Dementia-Friendly Communities Action Plan Announced for New South Wales
Dementia Australia with Parliamentary Friends of Dementia Chair Anna Watson MP and Co-Chairs Dr Michael Holland MP and Michael Kemp MP announced that New South Wales is one step closer to becoming a more dementia-friendly state.
Home and Away’s Jessica Redmayne appointed Dementia Australia Ambassador in honour of her Mum
Dementia Australia marks Dementia Action Week by welcoming actress and star of Home and Away Jessica Redmayne as the newest Ambassador. Ms Redmayne was inspired to support Dementia Australia after her mother Christine was diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and her family accessed support from Dementia Australia.