January 2023: Advocates in the media

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Profile of Dementia Advocate Nell Hawe in WHO Magazine with several photos of her and her family and the headline quote, "I've a lot of living to do"

Media

Dementia Advocate Nell Hawe was profiled in WHO Magazine, sharing her experience living with younger onset dementia.

Dementia Advocate Val Fell OAM was interviewed by ABC Illawarra Wollongong about Half the Story and the importance of including people living with dementia and their loved ones in consultations.

ABC Radio Townsville interviewed Dementia Advocate Jenni Lawson about the Federal Government’s National Dementia Action Plan.

ABC News reported on the breakthrough of lecanemab clinical trials and interviewed Dementia Advocate Bill Yeates.

Dementia Advocate Gwenda Darling is quoted in a story published by Aged Care News on the Older Person’s Advocacy Network launching a hub of online resources.

 

Social Media

Dementia Advocates Cameron Stewart and Bobby Redman shared their thoughts on residential aged care (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Anne Pietsch shared her wishes for the new year (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Rummana Choudhury shared her experience with her mum who lived with frontal lobe dementia (Facebook).

Dementia Advocates Vern Marshall and Heather Fitzpatrick shared their experience and what was helpful to them when they were looking for aged care for their partners, who live with dementia (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Daniela Montero shared how caring for her great-grandmother led her to pursue a career in aged care (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Cheryl Bruce shared her experience caring for her partner Geoff (Facebook).

In acknowledgement of Human Rights Day, Dementia Advocate Russell Martin shared using a white cane helped him navigate his environment, but also impacted how those in the community treated him (Facebook).

We shared a story from Dementia Advocate Scott Cooper about his experience at his local golf club in acknowledgement of International Day of People with Disability (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Val Schache shared her experience skydiving for her 70th birthday (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Gwen Crombie shared her advice for carers based on her experience caring for her husband Jack who lives with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson disease (Facebook).

To encourage others to participate in research, Dementia Advocate and chair of the DAAC Bobby Redman shared her experience as a participant in StepUp for Dementia Research (Facebook).

For our annual Animal Appreciation Week, we shared stories from Dementia Advocates Phil Hazell, Vicki Barry, Natalie Ive, Karen Glennen, and Scott Cooper on how their pets and assistance animals have a positive impact on their lives.

Dementia Advocate Joy Merryl How shared how her husband Bruce, who lives with Lewy body disease, took to gardening as a way to contribute to his community after moving into residential aged care (Facebook).

Photo: Dementia Advocate Nell Hawe's profile in WHO Magazine

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