Sustained funding needed to ensure quality care for people living with dementia
Dementia Australia is calling for support of three crucial initiatives to build on existing measures designed to deliver quality care and inclusion for people living with dementia.
Race Against Dementia continues to fuel new Australian research
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE’s Race Against Dementia charity and the Dementia Australia Research Foundation have today announced this year’s recipient of the ‘Race Against Dementia – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship’ programme.
$26.6 billion cost of Alzheimer’s disease projected
The cost of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to rise by more than 70 per cent to around $26.6 billion over the next 20 years according to a new report released today, The Economic and Societal Cost of Alzheimer's Disease in Australia, 2021-2041, from the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM).
Dementia Advocates join new Council of Elders
Dementia Australia congratulates the 14 members of the new Council of Elders, announced today for senior Australians to have a strong, formal voice to government on ageing and aged care matters.
Balancing COVID safety with dignity, respect, and mental well-being: Updated Residential Aged Care Visitor Access Code released
An updated ‘Industry Code for Visiting Aged Care Homes, which aims to balance best practice safety measures in aged care with the rights and mental health of older Australians, is being released today.
Dementia Australia welcomes the launch of the first National Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines
Dementia peak body congratulates researchers from the Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) on the release of the first Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines: National Service Guidelines for Specialised Dementia and Cognitive Decline Services in Australia.
24/7, life-changing dementia support, counselling, and services to reduce fears and increase ability to live well
More people living with dementia, their families and carers will have access to life-changing services with the Federal Government’s $102 million commitment to expand and enhance the National Dementia Support Program provided by Dementia Australia.
Calls for re-funding of life-changing dementia-friendly communities program
The life-changing impact of Dementia Australia’s award-winning Dementia-Friendly Communities program was highlighted today with the release of a discussion paper, Support. Encourage. Empower. Leading the way towards a Dementia-Friendly Community.
Victorian Senior of the Year a well-deserved honour for Dementia Advocate Anne Tudor OAM
Dementia Australia congratulates Dementia Advocate Anne Tudor OAM on receiving the Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for an outstanding contribution by an individual to their local community and Victoria.
Informed consent a must for vaccinations in aged care to boost protection and assurance
Dementia Australia has welcomed the COVID-19 vaccination booster program to commence in residential aged care homes this week. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said people living with dementia are some of the most vulnerable people in our community who have been at heightened risk of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.
Dementia Australia sweeps the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards
This week in the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards, Dementia Australia’s Communities of Practice and Dementia-Friendly Communities programs received top prizes along with the Exploring Dementia and Dementia Australia Advisory Committee programs receiving high commendations.
Contact a carer you know to acknowledge they’re one in a million
To mark National Carers Week, from 10-16 October, Dementia Australia is encouraging people to contact a carer from their network of family, friends and community to thank and acknowledge the difference they make to the lives of people living with dementia.