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Work with a Dementia Advocate

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People living with dementia, carers and former carers are experts of their own living experience.

They have a unique perspective on living with dementia and provide an essential balance to the views of service providers, government, industry and the community in general. You can request to work with a Dementia Advocate through the form below.

What is a Dementia Advocate?

Dementia Advocates are people with living experience of dementia who want to share their stories, identify current issues and positively effect change.

Dementia Advocates participate in a range of activities under the broad banner of dementia advocacy, including:

  • sharing thoughts and experiences through surveys, workshops or interviews 
  • working with researchers and research funders to set research priorities
  • raising awareness by sharing personal stories in a range of ways, including with the media, on social media, through campaigns, public speaking and more
  • providing feedback on policy, programs, services and new technology
  • participating as a representative on advisory boards or committees.

If you live with dementia or mild cognitive impairment, or are a carer or former carer, you can learn more about becoming a Dementia Advocate on our main Program page:

Work with a Dementia Advocate

Dementia Australia welcomes collaborative projects where organisations or individuals work together with people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment, carers and former carers.

To request to work with a Dementia Advocate, please complete this form.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about your project and how Advocates could be involved please email and a member of the Consumer Engagement team will be in touch.

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Last updated
24 April 2024