Consumer involvement

There are a number of opportunities for consumers to get involved in a range of Dementia Australia activities.

Dementia Australia really values consumer input and feedback, especially when it comes to research, policy and projects.

Medicines and Dementia feedback sought

Medicines and Dementia resourcesDementia Australia and NPS MedicineWise developed consumer resources and campaign promotional materials about Medicines and Dementia for people diagnosed with dementia, their carers and family members.

Dementia Australia and NPS MedicineWise would love to hear your feedback about the campaign and resources. There is a very short online survey where you are able to provide feedback

Your responses to this survey will help us to provide people like yourself with the right information and support services when needed.

Dementia documentary 

Matchbox Pictures, in association with a major Australian television network, is interested in filming a documentary about what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

Dementia Australia supports this concept to raise awareness of dementia in the community.

The documentary makers are looking for people living with dementia and those that support and care for them, who are willing to tell their story for a period of up to three years.

They are interested in people of all ages and at all stages of the condition. You can live anywhere in Australia, and still take part. 

If you are interested in this opportunity the documentary makers would like to firstly speak with you over the phone to hear about your story and if you have any questions you may ask them directly. 

To find out more, please contact Hannah by email or phone (03) 9523 7222.

Thank you for contributing

Dementia Australia would like to thank everyone who contributed examples of elder abuse to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s national inquiry into elder abuse.

Dementia Australia's submission has been made and highlights the issues for people with dementia, who due to cognitive decline are at greater risk of abuse, and to advocate for real change. 

The examples provided have assisted to ensuring a strong submission with recommendations to better protect older Australians, especially those with dementia, from abuse be it physical, sexual, psychological, or financial perpetrated by family members, service providers, carers, friends or strangers.

Have you considered joining the network?

There are many more opportunities for consumer involvement in Dementia Australia activities and as people living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia you really are the lived experience capable of driving change.

We look forward to working closely with you.

If you would like to join the Dementia Australia National Dementia Consumer Network please contact Leanne by email or phone (02) 6278 8909.

Membership of the network is open to all consumers from across the country of all ages and backgrounds.