Dementia Awareness Month
You are not alone
Dementia Awareness Month runs from 1 September to 30 September every year. The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone".
Find out about events and activities in your state or territory
Select your region to see events in your local state or territory, or continue reading for a national overview of Dementia Awareness Month 2016.
National speaking tour by Dr Ronald Petersen
September is Dementia Awareness Month in Australia.
Alzheimer’s Australia has invited Dr Ronald Petersen M.D., Ph.D. to conduct a national speaking tour around the country to raise awareness about dementia in the community. Dr Petersen is a world leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and is the director of the US Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study on Aging.
Dr Petersen will give the National Press Club address on World Alzheimer's Day.
Guest Speaker Professor Maria Crotty
Professor Maria Crotty BA, BMed, MPH, PhD, FAFRM (RACP), FAFPHM, FRACGP is a rehabilitation physician based in Adelaide who has a special interest in working with older people particularly those with dementia.
Prof Jacqui Close is a consultant in Orthogeriatrics at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia.
Guest Speaker Associate Professor Craig Whitehead
Associate Professor Craig Whitehead is a specialist in geriatric medicine.