March 2023: Advocates in the media

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Article in The Australian with the headline 'Personal journeys into dementia cause for society's concern'


The Australian featured a story about the play To Whom I May Concern, which starred Dementia Advocates.

ABC Radio National interviewed Dementia Advocate Mithrani Mahadeva as part of a story on dementia overtaking coronary heart disease as the leading cause of disease burden among Australians aged 65 and over. The clip was syndicated on ABC radio stations across the country. ABC also published the story online here.  

ABC Central West NSW interviewed Dementia Advocate Russell Martin about Orange’s Memory Walk & Jog, his diagnosis experience and the life-changing support he received from Dementia Australia. 

Milton Ulladulla Times covered Memory Walk & Jog in Huskisson including comments from Dementia Advocate and Huskisson local Dennis Frost.

Dementia Advocates Isabelle Burke and Andree Ernst were featured in The Carisbrook Mercury story about Dementia Australia’s BrainTrack app.

Aged Care Online reported on To Whom I May Concern and included quotes from Dementia Advocate Nell Hawe.

Aged Care News reported on a play called The Fishbowl at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Dementia Advocate Ann Pietsch providing audio for the play, which incorporates real life experiences of dementia.

ABC Brisbane interviewed Dementia Advocates Eileen and Dubhg Taylor, discussing the National Dementia Action Plan.

Dementia Advocate Val Fell featured in a story in New Idea about her advocacy work with Dementia Australia which she was inspired to do after her husband was diagnosed with dementia.

Bendigo Advertiser and Riverine Herald reported on Dementia Advocate Mick Simpson being named Campaspe Shire Citizen of the Year acknowledging his efforts to raise funds for Dementia Australia and awareness for dementia in the community. Shepparton News and 10 other regional publications also reported on Mick’s fundraising walk.


Social Media

To celebrate International Women's Day, we shared stories from Dementia Advocates Bobby Redman (Facebook) and Ruth Bohill (Facebook).

Dementia Advocate Val Schache shared her experience using Dementia Australia’s BrainTrack app (Facebook).

We promoted an episode of ABC’s Gardening Australia which featured the Woowookarung Dementia-Friendly Forest and Sensory Trail, an initiative of Dementia Advocate Anne Tudor and her late wife Edie Mayhew who lived with dementia (Facebook). We also shared a clip from the episode on Instagram.

To acknowledge Rare Disease Day, we shared stories from Dementia Advocates who live with less common types of dementia. Russell Martin lives with posterior cortical atrophy (Facebook) and Natalie Ive lives with primary progressive aphasia (Facebook).

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