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.
NSW Community Sector Charter
The Charter has been prepared to define and communicate to other sectors of society (governments, business and the broader community) what the community sector is, and to raise awareness of its vital role and invaluable contribution to society. The Forum of Non-Government Agencies (FONGA) endorsed the final Charter for the NSW Community Sector at its meeting on 7 October 2011.
Conference Presentations - NSW
View presentations from the Dementia Australia NSW conference, seminars and symposiums. Prof Henry Brodaty's presentation to the Dementia Australia NSW Annual General Meeting
Dementia Australia response to 60 Minutes Program 6 November 2011
Two segments of Channel 9’s 60 Minutes over the past three weeks depicted perispinal etanercept as a breakthrough medical treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The cases presented in the program suggest people have experienced remarkable improvements in memory and functioning after treatment.
NSW Capacity and the Law
Dementia Australia NSW's director, Nick O'Neill has joined with Carmelle Peisah to write an e-book on the importance of decision making capacity in legal environments. With the ageing of society and the associated onslaught of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, and the increasing awareness of the needs and human rights of those with intellectual disability, head injury and mental illness, there has been an emerging recognition of the importance of decision-making capacity.
NSW Dementia Services Framework
You are invited to comment on the Consultative Draft Implementation Plan for the NSW Dementia Services Framework 2010-2015. The Framework identifies requirements to achieve outcomes for quality dementia care in NSW and suggests actions for each stage of the service pathway from dementia awareness through community, hospital and residential care up to the provision of end of life care.
The aged care taboo: dementia and sexuality
Listen to ABC Radio National's The National Interest broadcast of our Dementia and Sexuality Forum hosted by Peter Mares. The program aired on 31 December 2010. "Today, we continue our examination of dementia and Alzheimer's and the implications of an ageing society for public policy. And we'll do it with a topic that's almost taboo: sex and sexuality..."
Someone living with dementia can live with dignity. They still want to communicate, to be listened to and treated the same as they always were despite the challenges that occur.