Media Releases

16 August 2017

This September, Australians are being encouraged to find out more about dementia during Dementia Awareness Month, to elevate awareness about dementia and the impact on people living with dementia and their carers and families.

15 August 2017

Dr Cameron Camp, a world-renowned expert in integrating Montessori methods into dementia care, will be among the keynote speakers at the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference.

The conference - to be held in Melbourne from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October ­- brings together leading international and Australian experts in dementia care and research.

14 August 2017

Queensland local, Greg Kelly has begun the extraordinary journey of riding around Australia on his Harley Davidson, raising much needed funds and awareness for the 413,000 Australians living with dementia.

8 August 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia has today acknowledged the work of the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP and the Federal Government in focusing on current and future support for people living with dementia, their carers and families.

Commenting on the Dementia Forum Report, released today by the Federal Government, Chief Executive Officer Maree McCabe acknowledged the Government for taking on board the voices of people living with dementia, their families and their carers.

12 July 2017

Three families living with dementia share their experience through ABC Four Corners

Alzheimer’s Australia commends the contribution of the people living with dementia, their families and carers who very generously shared their experiences to make a difference to others, on ABC’s Four Corners episode on Monday 10 July.

Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Maree McCabe said all those involved in the Four Corners episode have increased awareness and understanding of dementia in Australia through lending their time, experience and voices to the program titled ‘Forget Me Not’.

20 June 2017

Dementia-Friendly takes-off at Brisbane Airport

Alzheimer’s Australia is thrilled to welcome Brisbane Airport on board as it becomes Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport with the launch of an airport guide for travellers with dementia.

 

15 June 2017

Media Release

Thursday 15 June 2017

Older people with dementia are at increased risk of financial abuse

Alzheimer’s Australia has added its voice today to those across the globe on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in drawing attention to the incidence of financial abuse of older people, particularly those with dementia. 

30 May 2017

The push for a National Dementia Strategy received renewed urgency today after the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted a Global Plan of Action on Dementia.

10 May 2017

To coincide with National Volunteer Week, Alzheimer’s Australia would like to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers around Australia who give their time to improving the lives of people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends.

With the theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, National Volunteer Week runs from 8-14 May, 2017 and is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s six million volunteers.

10 May 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the increased investment in My Aged Care infrastructure and additional aged care places but is disappointed the budget announcement does not include any new or additional funding for dementia to support the 413,106 people currently living with the condition or the 1.2 million people involved in their care.