Media Releases

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Dementia Australia has released a series of new Arabic dementia help sheets that have been translated from two of our most popular help sheets, "Tips for Visiting" and "Tips for Friends" from English.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Dementia Australia has released a series of new dementia help sheets that have been translated into Hindi, Nepalese and Punjabi, 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.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Dementia Australia has released a series of new multilingual dementia help sheets translated into 10 languages for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities throughout Australia.

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Dementia Australia today joins the rest of the country in supporting National Diabetes Week. This year’s theme “It’s About Time” aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes.

Monday 2 July 2018

Dementia Australia has today welcomed the establishment of the Australian Dementia Network (ADNet), a registry and research program that will accelerate dementia research in Australia.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Internationally-renowned music artists Jessica and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas will be named Dementia Australia’s newest Ambassadors at an event at Parliament House in Canberra today.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Dementia Australia has today welcomed the NSW Government’s $3.2 billion commitment to the NDIS transition, as well as $700 million towards a state-wide mental health infrastructure program.

Friday 15 June 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s establishment of Elder Abuse Action Australia to help protect the rights of older Australians.

Friday 15 June 2018

Dementia Australia welcomes the Tasmanian Government’s announcement in yesterday’s budget that it will spend additional funds on acute public services and mental health.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Dementia Australia welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement in yesterday’s State Budget that it will provide additional spending to continue to deliver first-class health services, including investment in dementia research and additional funding to support victims of elder abuse.

Friday 8 June 2018

Dementia Australia is delighted the NSW Premier The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, has signed up to become a Dementia Friend at www.dementiafriendly.org.au.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Dementia Australia is delighted the Federal Minister for Aged Care, The Hon. Ken Wyatt MP, has signed up to become a Dementia Friend at www.dementiafriendly.org.au.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement yesterday on additional spending on the NDIS to support people whose needs are not currently met by the system, as well as the support for older Canberrans with mental health issues in residential care aimed at avoiding unnecessary hospitalisations.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Dementia Australia and Palliative Care Australia today released a joint policy statement emphasising the importance of encouraging end-of-life care discussions as part of the support a person receives when diagnosed with dementia.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed a report released yesterday by Alzheimer’s Disease International saying world governments are too slow in tackling the dementia epidemic. 

Monday 21 May 2018

Dementia Australia in support of National Palliative Care Week is today reminding Australians of the importance of discussing your future health care decisions with family and friends to ensure your palliative care and end-of-life wishes are honoured.

Monday 21 May 2018

To coincide with National Volunteer Week May 21 – 27 Dementia Australia today joined the country in celebrating more than 6 million Australians who volunteer their time, energy and commitment to support various causes, organisations and charities.

Friday 11 May 2018

Dementia Australia acknowledges the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, for his continued commitment to keeping dementia on the agenda as a national health priority.

Friday 11 May 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s investment of $37 billion for health services in the state.

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5 billion dollar commitment to the aged care sector in its budget, which will ensure better access, better quality and overall better ageing for all Australians.