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".

Dementia Awareness Month - You Are Not Alone

Find out about events and activities in your state or territory

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

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South Australia



Western Australia

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.

Ron PetersenAlzheimer’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.

Read more about Dr Ronald Petersen.

Dr Petersen will give the National Press Club address on World Alzheimer's Day.

Guest Speaker Professor Maria Crotty

Professor Maria CrottyProfessor 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.

Read more about Professor Maria Crotty.

Professor Jacqueline CloseGuest Speaker Professor Jacqueline Close

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.

Read more about Professor Jaqueline Close 

Guest Speaker Associate Professor Craig Whitehead Associate Professor Craig Whitehead

Associate Professor Craig Whitehead is a specialist in geriatric medicine. 

Read more about Associate Professor Craig Whitehead 

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Dementia Awareness Month: You Are Not Alone