New Ask Annie module to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Dementia Australia, in partnership with IOOF Foundation and Insignia Financial, is releasing a new education module in the Ask Annie app, to improve all care workers’ knowledge on financial elder abuse.
Val Fell OAM recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Dementia Australia congratulates Dementia Advocate Val Fell OAM for her inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division. Mrs Fell has been honoured for her service to people impacted by dementia.
Australian dementia innovation on show in London
Innovative Dementia Australia technology solutions and programs helping to improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers will be showcased at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference 2022 in London this week.
Penrith Panthers hero Royce Simmons walks 300kms in 11 days, raising more than half a million dollars for dementia research
Dementia Australia thanks and congratulates rugby league and Penrith Panthers legend Royce Simmons, who walked 300km in just 11 days, raising more than $650,000 to support the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF). Earlier this year, Royce publicly revealed that he had been diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease, at the age of 61.
Dementia Australia welcomes new Federal Ministry
Dementia Australia welcomes the announcement of the new Federal Ministry, including the appointment of The Hon Mark Butler MP as Minister for Health and Aged Care; The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP as Minister for Social Services; The Hon Bill Shorten MP as Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme; The Hon Anika Wells MP as Minister for Aged Care; and The Hon Ged Kearney MP as Assistant
Dementia Australia welcomes newly elected government and reaffirms the need to invest in quality dementia care
Dementia Australia welcomes the election of the new Federal Labor Government and congratulates Australia’s 31st Prime Minister The Hon Anthony Albanese MP.
Quality dementia care must be an ongoing priority
As the federal election nears, Australians impacted by dementia are calling on all candidates to pledge that providing quality dementia care will be placed firmly at the top of the agenda for the ongoing systemic aged care reforms in the 47th parliament.
$16,000 winning bid on collectors Ford Falcon book donated by Patron Allan Moffat OBE
With the support of Shannons and Ford Historian Ross Vasse, Dementia Australia Patron and racing legend Allan Moffat OBE has raised $16,000 through a memorabilia auction of a signed first copy of the 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III Black Edition book.
All parties, all candidates called on to keep dementia top of the agenda
Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to declare commitments to the delivery of quality dementia care in their election policy platforms.
Dementia Australia pays tribute to racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
Ahead of the Sir Jackie Stewart Tribute Event tonight, Dementia Australia celebrates and thanks Sir Jackie Stewart OBE for his commitment to raising awareness and vital funds to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Ask Annie app modules for download as a gift to support the aged care sector
With the support of Gandel Foundation, Ask Annie – a Dementia Australia mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia – is now available for individual download with three introductory modules gifted to support the aged care sector.