Dementia Australia has welcomed the recent announcements from both major parties to provide better aged care for all Australians; however, dementia is still not embedded as core business for aged care.
The Dementia Australia Research Foundation, with the Yulgilbar Alzheimer’s Research Program (YARP), have announced three, rather than one, recipients of its inaugural $1 Million Dollar Innovation Grant for new research ideas that advance dementia research.
Dementia Australia applauds the Victorian Government for acknowledging the significant contribution by carers in our community, demonstrated by the inaugural role of Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers.
The release of A Better Visit, a new, free, iPad app by Dementia Australia will assist families and loved ones in connecting and communicating when visiting a family member living with dementia. The app is designed to be interactive, stimulating and fun.
Dementia Australia has received a high commendation at the ITAC 2018 Awards forBest solution that provides ongoing independence. This is in recognition of the The Virtual Forest™, a peaceful and enjoyable, immersive environment designed specifically to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Dementia Australia and the Australian Frontotemporal Dementia Association (AFTDA) have joined forces to increase access to support for people living with frontotemporal dementia, their families and carers.
Illustrator George Haddon and the voiceover talents of ABC broadcaster Libbi Gorr have brought a children’s book to life, My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia, that speaks directly to young children about the realities of dementia in a language they can understand.
Supporting carers of people living with dementia has broader benefits beyond preventing or delaying entry into residential aged care, Dementia Australia stated in response to a Productivity Commission review released this week.
Today Dementia Australia joins the nation in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million1unpaid carers make to Australia, during this year’s National Carers Week (14-20 October).
Dementia Australia applauds the announcement by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and Ministers for Health and Aged Care that dementia and younger people in aged care have an elevated focus in the Terms of Reference released yesterday for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Rae and Barry (Baz) Telfer have been waiting more than 14 months for their Level Three Home Care Package. Baz is living with dementia and Rae, his wife and partner of 52 years is now also his full-time carer.
The number of deaths in Australia from dementia has increased by 68 per cent over the past decade while other leading causes of death, ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and other circulatory conditions, have decreased over the same period.
For World Alzheimer’s Day Dementia Australia is continuing to collaborate globally to raise awareness about the needs of people living with dementia and of its growing incidence through the #Every3Seconds international campaign.
Knowledge of dementia – which is the second leading cause of death in Australia – is on the rise, however people report they are challenged as to how to support or communicate with someone living with the disease, a new survey has found.
Dementia Australia is calling for Australians across the country to show their support to people living with dementia their families and carers, by giving generously to National Collection Day, a flagship fundraising event for Dementia Awareness Month this September.
Experiences shared tonight on ABC Four Corners program, Who Cares? echo many of the stories Dementia Australia hears from people living with dementia, their families and carers, and shine a spotlight on a sector in urgent need of reform.