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.
Fear of people with dementia increases – Dementia Australia calls for immediate action
Almost a third of Australians find people living with dementia frightening, according to a recent survey.
Start your engines - Dementia Australia takes action with Penrite Oil and Supercars to honour Patron Allan Moffat OBE
Dementia Australia is thrilled to have been appointed as the nominated charity for the Penrite Oil Sandown 500, one of the greatly anticipated races returning to the Repco Supercars Championships calendar. The three-day race event is from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne.
National strategy needed to protect brains from preventable CTE
Dementia Australia has welcomed the recommendations made following a Senate inquiry into concussion and repeated head trauma in contact sports, strongly supporting its recommendation for improved community awareness and education regarding concussion and repeated head trauma.
Plan now to support people living with dementia to participate in the upcoming Voice referendum
With the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament referendum to take place on 14 October, Dementia Australia is calling on people living with dementia, their families and carers to start the conversation now about voting. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said capacity to vote is decision specific.
‘BrainTrack’ and ‘Talk with Ted’ technology solutions win major awards
Cutting-edge technology applications BrainTrack and Talk with Ted developed by Dementia Australia and Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) have both been recognised with major awards.
Act now for a dementia-friendly future this Dementia Action Week
Local councils, businesses and community organisations will be asked to consider the steps they can take to be more dementia-friendly during this year’s Dementia Action Week (18 - 24 September).
Dementia Australia honours Patron Sir Michael Parkinson CBE
Dementia Australia honours renowned broadcaster and Dementia Australia Patron Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, affectionately known as Parky, following his passing at the age of 88.
Connecting Memories: Memory Lane Café to open at Victorian Pride Centre
Dementia Australia, Lifeview, and the Victorian Pride Centre are excited to announce the launch of Memory Lane Café – Victorian Pride Centre.