Media Releases

Sunday 16 September 2018

Dementia Australia calls for a solutions-based approach to the Royal Commission into aged care to identify a clear path forward to improving the health and care outcomes for the more than 425,000 people living with dementia in Australia.

Friday 14 September 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed funding for more respite, transport and support announced by the Victorian Government that acknowledges the extraordinary dedication and contribution made by carers of older people, older carers and carers of people living with younger onset dementia in Victoria.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Professor Henry Brodaty AO and Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM have been named Dementia Australia’s inaugural Honorary Medical Advisors during a Dementia Awareness Month event in Sydney today.

Monday 10 September 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the announcement that leading dementia advocate, Kate Swaffer, CEO Dementia Alliance International, has been included in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence list for 2018.

Wednesday 5 September

Dementia Australia has welcomed funding outlined by the South Australian Government for providing improved health spending in regional areas and aged care services for South Australians.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

The Queensland Police Service today announced it is joining forces with Dementia Australia to increase awareness and understanding of dementia among their more than 10,000 staff and across the community.

Friday 31 August 2018

Dementia Australia Ambassadors Amy Jackson from Melbourne City FC, W-League and Nicola Stevens from the Carlton Football Club AFLW will join Dementia Advocates Dennis Edwards and John and Helen Hiller and Professor James Vickers, Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania at the Dementia Awareness Month Small actions Big difference Roadshow event in Hobart on Tuesday 11 September.

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Dementia Australia Ambassadors Nicola Stevens and Doris Younane, will join Dementia Advocates Lorna Maher, Helen Gabel and Gunter Lackner, along with Mary Ingrames, Clinical Nurse Manager, Geriatric Evaluation Management, Palmerston Regional Hospital, at the Dementia Awareness Month Small actions Big difference Roadshow event in Darwin Thursday 6 September 2018.

Thursday 23 August 2018

Dementia Australia is calling on Australian organisations to take the lead and inspire their staff to sign up as Dementia Friends to learn how small actions can make a big difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Monday 20 August 2018

The recent announcement by the Federal Government that the number of Australians receiving home care packages has increased, is welcomed by Dementia Australia.

Thursday 16 August 2018

Australians are encouraged to get involved in Dementia Awareness Month this September to help improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Monday 6 August 2018

Dementia Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s announcement of $1 million to support the continued development of Dementia Australia’s world-leading dementia care technologies, as part of a $5.3 million government package to improve and augment dementia care.

Monday 30 July 2018 

Dementia Australia today joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Friendship Day, encouraging Australians to mark the day by becoming a Dementia Friend. 

Monday 30 July 2018

Dementia Australia, with 22 other leading dementia organisations world-wide, has joined the #Every3Seconds program, an international awareness raising campaign led by the global peak body, Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Friday 27 July 2018

Dementia Australia commends the Victorian Government’s new carer strategy, which will provide greater support for Victorian carers.

Thursday 26 July 2018

A new free experiential training package has been developed to increase understanding and empathy towards people living with dementia when they are admitted to hospital.

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Dementia Australia is calling for volunteers to help collect donations across the country for National Collection Day, a flagship fundraising event for Dementia Awareness Month in September.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the potential offered by My Health Record as well as acknowledging the importance of a three-month opt-out period to ensure Australians can make informed choices about their healthcare.

Monday 16 July 2018

Dementia Australia has released new dementia resources to better support people living with dementia who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI).

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Dementia Australia has released a series of new dementia help sheets that have been translated into Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Khmer, Tagalog and Thai, to help increase awareness and improve support, care and knowledge of services, available for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, living with dementia.