August 2023: Advocates in the media

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Dementia Advocate Mithrani De Abrew Mahadeva in an article for the Sydney Morning Herald


Dementia Advocates Anne Tudor and Mithrani De Abrew Mahadeva were interviewed about a Memory Lane Café at the Victorian Pride Centre for a story in The Age (Melbourne), which was also published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The West Australian (and five other regional WA publications) published an obituary for Dementia Advocate Glenda Parkin and included many of Glenda’s life achievements including her advocacy work with Dementia Australia. Glenda passed away in May after living with dementia for 13 years.


Social Media

In acknowledgement of Brain Injury Awareness Week, we shared a post from Dementia Advocate Col Blake, whose wife Shirley lives with dementia, on the importance of looking after your brain health and avoiding injury (Facebook)

We shared a post featuring Dementia Advocate Bill Yeates who has a short film in the NOVA Short Film Festival (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Robyn Jenkins shared a story about her husband Mark who was diagnosed with younger onset dementia at the age of 52 (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Adam Abassi shared how he found ways to cope with his grief while his grandmother was living with dementia and how he has channelled that grief since she has passed (Facebook)

We shared a quote from Dementia Advocate Scott Cooper on the importance of dementia-friendly businesses to promote Dementia Action Week’s focus on creating a dementia-friendly future (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Allan McGill shared why he became an Advocate after his wife Jo was diagnosed with dementia (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Linda Livett shared her experience as a carer for her husband Michael who lives with dementia (Facebook)

We shared a webinar from Palliative Care Australia featuring Dementia Advocates Vern Marshall and Barry Egan sharing their experience navigating the challenges of dementia and palliative care. (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Dominique O’Leary shared about her father’s experience with dementia and the counselling support she received from Dementia Australia (Facebook)

Dementia Advocate Miya Bradley shared why she sought a grief counsellor while caring for her father who lived with dementia (Facebook)

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