Media Releases

Friday 22 December 2017

People living with younger onset dementia are now better equipped to understand and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through the release of the NDIS Toolkit for People Living with Younger Onset Dementia and their Carers.

Friday 22 December 2017

Dementia Australia is inviting all Australians to make their brain health a priority in 2018 by incorporating a number of changes to lower their risk of dementia.

Thursday 21 December 2017

This festive season, Dementia Australia is appealing to everyone visiting loved ones with dementia to look out for any changes in their condition, especially if you haven’t seen them in a while.

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Dementia Australia welcomes Mr Dan Tehan MP, the new Minister for Social Services, to the important role of supporting the 1.2 million people involved in the care of people living with dementia, and of all those living with younger onset dementia in need of support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Thursday 14 December 2017

Dementia Australia is pleased to be named one of the charity partners alongside Wingecaribee Adult Day Centre for the Southern Highlands 2018 Tulip Festival, to be held from Tuesday 18 September - Monday 1 October 2018.

Thursday 14 December 2017

The holiday season can be a joyous time but also challenging for people impacted by dementia.

Thursday 14 December 2017

Dementia Australia community fundraiser Dustylee Williams has entered the final weeks of her inspiring 2017 pledge to honor her late Grandmother, Betty, who sadly lost her battle with dementia last year.

Friday 8 December 2017

Dementia Australia has today urged the Federal Government to take action to better support 100,000 Australians waiting to receive home care support.

Thursday 7 December 2017

Local community organisations from around Australia are encouraged to apply for funding through Dementia Australia to assist them to become more inclusive of people living with dementia.

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Dementia experts and peak body, Dementia Australia, today expressed their disappointment about the Australian Government’s response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report: Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Volunteers are a vital part of any organisation and at Dementia Australia we would like to thank our volunteers today, on International Volunteer Day (IVD).

Friday 24 November 2017

Dementia Australia’s leadership in transforming dementia care and practice, through the use of virtual reality, interactive video games and apps, was honoured this week at the Information Technology in Aged Care Awards (ITAC) receiving the Best Aged Care Software Development and Deployment Award.

Thursday 23 November 2017

The Voice Australia’s most successful winner in four years, Judah Kelly, will be a special guest performer at this year’s Dementia Australia’s annual fundraising gala dinner A Night to Remember.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dementia Australia today welcomed the declaration and commitment by Opposition Leader, Hon Bill Shorten MP, to making Australia a world leader in the way our country cares for people living with dementia, and for Australia to lead the world in finding a cure.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Dementia Australia has today called on all political parties in Queensland to commit funding to tackling the dementia challenge ahead of the forthcoming State election.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

More than 80 per cent of Australians do not know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country, according to a new survey. This is despite the fact that one-third of respondents reported someone close to them had a diagnosis of the condition.

Thursday 12 October 2017

In Melbourne, last night, Dementia Australia’s leadership in professional education was recognised as the winner of the Small Training Provider of the Year Award at the prestigious Department of Education’s Victorian Training Awards.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

World-leading experts on dementia will assemble at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre next week for the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Mount Sinai Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research, Dr Sam Gandy will share his expert view on what it will take to get an effective drug for Alzheimer’s disease, when he joins the keynote speaker program of the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference in Melbourne this month.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Mount Sinai Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research, Dr Sam Gandy will share his expert view on what it will take to get an effective drug for Alzheimer’s disease, when he joins the keynote speaker program of the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference in Melbourne this month.