September 2023: Update from the Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

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Members of the Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

Hello Dementia Advocates,

It has been an amazing Dementia Action Week with great media coverage and interest in this year’s campaign: Act Now for a Dementia-Friendly Future.

Thank you to Advocates all over the country for sharing their stories and experiences.

You can read more on the Dementia Action Week webpage and in the Advocates in the Media wrap up.

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the September Advocate Drop-in meeting. I hope you like the format of these meetings and enjoy catching up with so many familiar faces, as well as new Advocates joining the program. If there is anything special you would like to see as a topic or any other comments, please provide feedback to Jackie Hayes – National Manager, Dementia Advocates Program at [email protected] or the Consumer Engagement Coordinator for your state or territory.

Over the next few weeks, we are sadly farewelling three of our dedicated Dementia Australia Advisory Committee (DAAC) members Sarah Ashton, Val Schache and Kevyn Morris. We owe a great deal to these three inspiring people who have provided dedicated service over the past six years and I thank them for their hard work. 

Stepping up in their places, we welcome new DAAC members Gwenda Darling, Nell Hawe and Adrian White, who attended their first meeting this month. They have big shoes to fill, but we know that with their professional experience and understanding of advocacy through their own work they have so much to offer. Please join me in welcoming them and in wishing them luck at the start of their DAAC journey.

Bobby Redman
Chair, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

To contact the DAAC please email us at [email protected]

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