Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the passage through Parliament of the Living Longer. Living Better. aged care reforms.

Alzheimer’s Australia National President and 2013 Australian of The Year, Ita Buttrose, was one of four judges on the panel today at the Sydney Writers Festival. She along with Richard Glover, Susan Duncan and Jacqueline Kent awarded the Finch Memoir Award for 2013 to Marie Williams for her book Green Vanilla Tea.

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has stated its commitment to improving equity and access to culturally sound dementia services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of NSW with the launch of a new Engagement Plan. The Engagement Plan and Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia outlines a commitment to building and strengthening positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in NSW; ensuring services are relevant and appropriate; and increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the organisation.

Ita Buttrose has presented one of Australia’s most eminent dementia researchers, Professor Henry Brodaty, with the Lifetime Alzheimer’s Australia Award at the official opening of Dementia Australia’s 15th National Conference in Hobart.