Extraordinary women who are making a difference to the lives of people living with dementia

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This International Women’s Day we are sharing the stories of four extraordinary women who are making a difference to the lives of people living with dementia. We asked these women a few questions about their work in the dementia space and why the day is important to them.

Ita Buttrose AC OBE is a Dementia Australia Ambassador and has dedicated many years to dementia advocacy, including her time as National President of Alzheimer's Australia from 2011 to 2014. Click here to read what Ita had to say.

Maree McCabe is the Chief Executive Officer of Dementia Australia and a recognised leader in the health and aged care sector. She led the successful unification of Alzheimer’s Australia, now known as Dementia Australia, and brings extensive experience across the health, mental health and aged care sectors to her current role. Click here to read what Maree had to say.

Professor Amy Brodtmann is a Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisor and has made an enormous contribution to dementia treatment, care and research both in Australia and overseas. Click here to read what Professor Brodtmann had to say.

Dementia Australia Dementia Advocate Karen Glennen lives with her husband Kerin in Colac, a small rural town in south west Victoria. In 2016, Kerin was diagnosed with younger onset dementia. In addition to her advocacy work, Karen continues to work across homelessness and family violence programs and has the dual role of primary carer for both Kerin and her elderly mother. Click here to read what Karen had to say.

Thank you to Ita, Maree, Amy and Karen for sharing their stories.