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Dementia Australia congratulates Dementia Advocate, Anne Tudor OAM for her inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division.
Ms Tudor has been honoured for her service to people living with dementia and their supporters.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM acknowledged Ms Tudor for this well-deserved honour on behalf of all people impacted by dementia.
“I commend Anne’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness and educating the community about the impact of dementia on people living with a diagnosis, their families and carers,” Ms McCabe said.
“Anne, with her wife Edie who sadly died in 2020, have blazed a trail in their local community inspiring many others to support people impacted by dementia.
“Anne has contributed greatly to Dementia Australia and the dementia community at large – domestically, internationally, and especially in Ballarat, with a focus on creating awareness and support for people living with younger onset dementia.
“I congratulate Anne on this most deserved recognition of her passionate advocacy over the years.”
Ms Tudor said she was moved and delighted to receive a Queen’s Birthday Honour.
“I am very humbled to receive this honour,” Ms Tudor said.
“Everything Edie and I achieved together was so rewarding and we met so many inspiring people through all our activity while at the same time never forgetting our shared purpose in raising awareness about dementia and improving the lives of all people impacted.”
“I look forward to continuing to do all I can to support people impacted by dementia in Ballarat in beyond.”
Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.
For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au
Media contacts: Gabrielle Prabhu Media & Communications Manager 0447 253 583 Gabrielle.Prabhu@dementia.org.au
When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.
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