Ita Buttrose celebrates more than 15 years of Memory Walk & Jog to launch 2023 season
Dementia Australia Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE encourages all Australians to support people impacted by dementia by taking part in one of 20 Memory Walk & Jog events in 2023. Ita said she was excited to see Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising initiative set to return this year, with more events planned as the long-running event celebrates more than 15 years.
Former Dementia Australia board members recognised in Australia Day Honours
Dementia Australia congratulates former board members Ernest Thomas (Ern) Alchin OAM and Dr Sadhana Mahajani AM for their inclusion in the Australia Day Honours, receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division, and Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia respectively.
New drug slowing Alzheimer’s disease progression approved in U.S.
Dementia Australia has welcomed the announcement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving lecanemab, a new disease modifying treatment for people living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said this was exciting news for the entire dementia community globally.
Go-to resource for meaningful consultation with people impacted by dementia
Dementia Australia has today released Half the Story, a guide co-authored by people impacted by dementia for organisations to engage in meaningful consultation with people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Dementia Australia encourages all Australians impacted by dementia to contribute to National Dementia Action Plan consultation
Dementia Australia welcomes the opening of the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Aged Care National Dementia Action Plan (the Action Plan) consultation process and calls for people living with dementia, their families and carers, as well as health, disability and aged care professionals, and academics to contribute.
Calls to embed dementia-friendly principles and dementia education into aged care and hospitals – Victorian election
Dementia Australia today called for all parties and election candidates to pledge to embed dementia-friendly principles and dementia education into the health and aged care systems.
Compulsory dementia education as important as pay rise for aged care workers
Dementia Australia welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to deliver a pay increase for workers in the aged care sector who care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Dementia Australia’s technology wins big praise in the 2022 Future of Ageing Awards
Dementia Australia’s position as a leader in using cutting edge technology in dementia education was recognised this week at the 2022 Future of Ageing Awards with two innovative projects recognised with major accolades.
Quality Dementia Care Action Plan released to embed consumer expectations of quality within the aged care sector
Dementia Australia has today launched the Quality Dementia Care: Action Plan, which aims to build the capacity and capability of the aged care sector to embed and improve quality care for people living with dementia, their families and carers in Australia.
Commitment to compulsory dementia education crucial to success of aged care reforms outlined in Federal Budget
Dementia Australia reiterated calls for compulsory dementia education to be embedded in health and aged care reforms in response to the Federal Budget.
Funding for research welcomed as dementia remains a significant cause of death of Australians
Dementia Australia, as the peak body, welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $25 million for dementia, ageing and aged care research that will look at new approaches to extend older Australians’ healthy years of life including reducing the risk of dementia.
There are 100s of reasons for 1.6 million carers to call the National Dementia Helpline
This week, as part of National Carers Week, Dementia Australia celebrates carers across the nation and encourages carers impacted by dementia to reach out for support. Across the nation, there is an estimated 1.6 million Australians who care for someone living with dementia and Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said carers need to be celebrated and supported.