Ten national peak not-for-profit health organisations making up the Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) are calling for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to transform the lives of over 850,000 Australians living with progressive neurological or neuromuscular conditions.
President and CEO of the American Alzheimer’s Association Harry Johns has highlighted the critical need for more investment in dementia research and joined calls for a fully-funded National Dementia Strategy in Australia ahead of a lecture tour to coincide with National Brain Awareness Week.
The NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research and Alzheimer’s Australia are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Janice Besch as the new Director of the NNIDR.
The number of people with dementia in Australia has soared to more than 400,000 with an estimated cost to the community of more than $14 billion this year alone, a new report has found.
The research predicts this number will climb by another $4 billion in just eight years as the number of people living with the condition continues to rise dramatically.
The report, The Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia and released today, has found that if nothing is done to reduce the incidence of dementia, the cost will blow out to more than $18 billion by 2025, in today’s dollars, and more than double to $36 billion in less than 40 years as the number of people with dementia soars, from an estimated 413,000 people in 2017, to 536,000 people by 2025 and a staggering 1.1 million people by 2056.
Maree McCabe has today been announced as National Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alzheimer’s Australia.
Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the appointment of The Hon Greg Hunt MP to the role of Health Minister.
Alzheimer’s Australia is urging the homelessness, dementia, health and aged care sectors to work more closely with one another to share knowledge, training and services.