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What's new?

This section of Dementia News provides information on the latest videos, help sheets and other new resources on our website.

New videos

World Alzheimer's Day address

Ron Petersen and Ita Buttrose AO OBE giving the National Press Club address for World Alzheimer’s day in September 2016.

Re-published on this website by kind permission of the National Press Club

Dementia awareness month public lectureDementia awareness month lecture (QLD)

Dementia awareness month public lecture 2016, featuring Dr Ron Petersen and Community

New help sheets

New help sheetsDementia Australia help sheets provide advice, practical approaches and strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia.

Two new new help sheets provide information about anticholinergic and benzodiazepine drugs:

Dementia Q&A 24: anticholinergic drugs and dementia

Dementia Q&A 25: benzodiazepines and dementia

This new help sheet provides information about retirement villages for people living with dementia, their families and carers :

Other information 02: retirement villages

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New resources

We have launched a new service which lets the website read PDF files out to you.

Click on the little blue ‘read aloud’ icon when you see it on our website. It will open in a new window, and then, you can click the ‘Listen’ button. 

Here is an example you can test it on: listen to the dementia language guidelines by clicking the blue icon.

Look back at 2016

Some of the most popular resources on this website in 2016

Support for carers Men's ShedLegal Rights Family and friends matter Language Guidelines.