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Alzheimer’s Australia has in a budget submission today urged the Government to extend the funding for the world’s first publicly-funded dementia prevention program, Your Brain Matters, in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. 

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the announcement, by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield today of a replacement scheme for the dementia and severe behaviour supplement.

The below article recently published in The Guardian has raised an important issue about dementia care in hospitals, and issue that Alzheimer’s Australia has had much focus on over recent years. 

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‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Over the past few weeks, I have become freshly aware of the wisdom of this saying, aware both of this great battle we fight and of the kindness of people that runs like an underground river beneath the noise and hurtle of public events.

"Still Alice" - sparking a conversation we have to have

Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Carol Bennett said today that she hopes the release of the film "Still Alice" will lead to greater awareness of the enormous dementia challenge facing the Australian community and particularly those experiencing younger-onset dementia.

The film officially opens across Australia today. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name and starring Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" portrays the complicated world of a woman diagnosed with younger-onset dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) welcomes ALP $20m dementia pledge 

22-01-2015: Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) welcomes the Labor Party’s $20 million pledge to fund dementia respite services.

CEO Victoria Beedle said the announcement by Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk recognised the needs of more than 62,000 Queenslanders living with dementia as well as those who care for them.   

The film Still Alice featuring Julianne Moore hits Australian screens on 29 January.

This week Moore was named Best Actress for a Motion Picture in the drama category at the Golden Globes for her depiction a 50-year-old Columbia University professor, gifted lecturer and researcher, wife and mother of three grown up children, who is living with younger onset dementia.

Based on the book by Lisa Genova, if you would like see what Still Alice is all about follow the link below to the trailer.

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the announcement by The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP today on the federal government’s $46 million commitment to support early-career researchers in the field of dementia research.

The government will provide joint fellowships under a new scheme funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the announcement by The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP today on the federal government’s $46 million commitment to support early-career researchers in the field of dementia research.

The government will provide joint fellowships under a new scheme funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.