Media Releases

The brainy New Year’s resolution!

29 December 2014

In what Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is describing as the brainy New Year’s resolution Maree McCabe, CEO Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is encouraging Australians to take 5 simple steps to maximise their brain health in 2015.

As the festive season approaches, Maree McCabe CEO Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is urging families, carers and friends of people with dementia to have a dementia-friendly festive season, where their loved ones with dementia are supported to be involved in the festivities.

Alzheimer’s Australia WA (AAWA) is inviting people living with dementia to talk about their experiences within their community setting at community cafe high teas around Western Australia in early 2015. 

According to Alzheimer’s Australia WA CEO Rhonda Parker this new initiative aims to tackle the stigma and social isolation associated with dementia through supporting the development of dementia-friendly communities. 

The majority of people with dementia (approximately 70%) live in the community, and it is estimated that approximately 30% live alone. 

Alzhemer's Australia NSW and Bupa are proud to announce continued sponsorship of Memory Walk & Jog in NSW.

Hospital care for people with dementia can be improved in order to achieve better clinical outcomes as well as more efficient use of health spending, an Alzheimer’s Australia report launched today has suggested. The report, Dementia care in the acute hospital setting: issues and strategies launched during the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services Symposium in Western Australia, identifies a range of practical strategies to improve acute care for people with dementia.

12 June, 2014

Alzheimer’s Australia has launched, Valuing People, an innovative, online organisational self-assessment tool at the National Gallery of Victoria, on Thursday 12 June, for organisations seeking to achieve excellence in person-centred care.

Celebrities and community leaders are joining together in the fight against dementia.

Hawthorn Football Club’s Sam Mitchell; acclaimed singer, songwriter Mark Seymour; legendary actors Terence Donovan and Anne Phelan; radio presenter and media personality Denis Walter; former leader of the Australian Democrats, Lyn Allison, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Chief Medical Advisor, Associate Professor Michael Woodward; business leader and Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Chair, Graeme Samuel AC have together committed to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s inaugural Ambassadors.

Australia could become one of the world’s first dementia-friendly nations by implementing strategies that support people living with dementia to be empowered, respected and engaged in community life, says visiting British dementia expert Rachael Litherland.

Spanish speaking community says ‘Bienvenido’ to BrainyApp Spanish-Australian comedian and actor Simon Palomares today launched the Spanish language version of the award-winning BrainyApp.

Twenty nine of Australia’s best and brightest young scientists will share in $2.5 million to conduct ground-breaking dementia research, following an announcement today by the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation, naming the 2013 grant recipients. Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose said: “The grants will allow researchers to start working on some of the biggest challenges in the field of dementia research.