Launch of ANPHA's State of Preventative health report
Ita Buttrose delivers speech on preventive health strategies at the launch of Australian National Preventive Health Agency's State of Preventive Health Report.
Decrease in UK dementia rates highlights need for Australian study
Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the release of a new British study from the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Collaboration which suggests that the prevalence of dementia in the UK has decreased over the last 20 years from 8.3% of people aged 65 and over to 6.2%.
A new aged care system for older Australians
Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the passage through Parliament of the Living Longer. Living Better. aged care reforms.
Book about dementia wins Finch Memoir Prize 2013
Alzheimer’s Australia National President and 2013 Australian of The Year, Ita Buttrose, was one of four judges on the panel today at the Sydney Writers Festival. She along with Richard Glover, Susan Duncan and Jacqueline Kent awarded the Finch Memoir Award for 2013 to Marie Williams for her book Green Vanilla Tea.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Plan and Statement of Commitment launched
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has stated its commitment to improving equity and access to culturally sound dementia services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of NSW with the launch of a new Engagement Plan. The Engagement Plan and Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia outlines a commitment to building and strengthening positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in NSW; ensuring services are relevant and appropriate; and increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the organisation.
Dementia Australia honours top dementia researchers
Ita Buttrose has presented one of Australia’s most eminent dementia researchers, Professor Henry Brodaty, with the Lifetime Alzheimer’s Australia Award at the official opening of Dementia Australia’s 15th National Conference in Hobart.
Research about people with dementia returning home after a hospital stay
Do you care for a person with dementia? Have they spent time in a hospital (including day-stays, ward admission and Emergency Department) in the past two years? If so, we would love to hear your story. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is conducting research with the University of Canberra to investigate the experiences of people with dementia and their carers following discharge from hospital to their home.
AlzNSW celebrates 30 years of caring
2012 represents 30 years since the inception of Dementia Australia NSW. The milestone was celebrated with a function to thank volunteers and supporters at Government House in November with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Patron NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.
It's not a disgrace - it's dementia
A new short film for the Spanish-speaking community designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition - and not a normal part of ageing – has been launched via YouTube. This is the latest in a series of films aimed at several non-English speaking communities in Australia to help de-stigmatise and promote awareness of the condition.
Annual General Meeting
In accordance with the Corporations Act 2011, notice is given of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Annual General Meeting.
Dedication of dementia mural
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Facilitator, Wendy Henderson, and Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Program Manager, Donna Watmuff, were guests at the dedication of a mural to the dementia support unit at the Churches of Christ Arcadia, Essendon on 23 July. The dedication was part of an all-day education program honouring the mural and was attended by residents, friends and family, and the mural artist Bev Plowman.
Groundbreaking new film now available: Dementia Taking the Next Step
Advice on what to do if you receive a diagnosis of dementia from the voices of experience is the focus of a groundbreaking film developed by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic. The film Dementia Taking the Next Step provides a new information resource for people living with dementia, their families and carers.