Media Releases

Wednesday 2 April 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Northern Territory Government’s investment of $1.56 billion for health services in the Territory.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s Budget investment of $2.1 billion to meet the demands on the State’s health system.

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Noeline Brown, Logie award-winning actor, comedian and Australia’s first appointed Ambassador for Ageing, will today launch the Southern Highlands 2018 Tulip Festival, by planting the first bulb for this acclaimed event in New South Wales. 

Monday 30 April 2018

Dementia Australia and Carers NT Alice Springs office will provide a more convenient and accessible option for clients when they officially open a new collocated premises tomorrow, Tuesday 1 May 2018.

Wednesday 24 April 2018

Dementia Australia welcomes new funding targeted at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities living with dementia released by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Thursday 19 April 2018

A new book launched today, Cooking For Charity, celebrates the life and work of Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Tan and takes readers on a journey from Jeffrey’s childhood in Malaysia to the founding of his multimillion-dollar charity initiative.

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to create an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that will provide a single point of contact for dealing with claims of sub-standard care.

Monday 16 April 2018

This Advance Care Planning Week 16 – 22 April Dementia Australia is reminding Australians about the importance of discussing their future health care decisions with family and or friends to ensure their palliative care and end of life wishes are honoured.

Thursday 12 April 2018

Experts wanting to move into dementia research in Australia have an opportunity to access a $1 million research grant that could transform the landscape, Dementia Australia Research Foundation and The Yulgilbar Foundation announced today.

Wednesday 11 April 2018

When Collingwood Football Club’s star half forward Ben Crocker’s father Paul was diagnosed with younger onset dementia in late 2014 aged just 59, it had a life changing impact on the whole family.

Thursday 5 April 2018

Dementia Australia has released two online resources developed with assistance from the New South Wales Government’s Family and Community Services to improve support, care and knowledge of services available for people living with younger onset dementia.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dementia Australia would like to thank Adelaide Crows midfielder Bryce Gibbs who ‘lost his locks’ and raised almost $30,000 for the Crow’s Children Foundation and Dementia Australia.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Cycling enthusiasts Nick Young and Pierre Sullivan, together with 80 cyclists, are preparing to undertake Dementia Australia’s biggest national community fundraising event – the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

There are many messages about the benefits of looking after our bodies, but what about our brains? Dementia Australia is this week reminding all Australians ‘Your Brain Matters’ as part of Brain Awareness Week March 12 to 18 – a global campaign to increase public awareness around the benefits of maintaining a healthy brain, and potentially reducing the risk of developing conditions such as dementia.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Dementia Australia has today called on all political parties and independent candidates in South Australia to make policy and funding commitments to tackle dementia ahead of the forthcoming State election.

Friday 9 March 2018

The possible link between traumatic brain injury, concussion, and dementia will be a focus at this year’s Dementia Australia’s Keep Your Life In Mind: Dementia Research to Practice Forum, to be held on Monday 19 March 2018 at the Hellenic Club in Canberra.

Friday 2 March 2018

To commemorate World Hearing Day on Saturday 3 March and ensure a better future for all Australians at risk of developing dementia or hearing loss, Dementia Australia has released information to help understand the link between the two conditions.  

Wednesday 28 February 2018

There are more than 425,000 people living with dementia in Australia, figures show, with an estimated 250 people developing dementia each day, prompting calls for the individuals, families and carers impacted to turn to Dementia Australia and access support that can empower them to live well.

Monday 26 February 2018

Dementia Australia has today called on all political parties and independent candidates in Tasmania to make policy and funding commitments to tackle dementia ahead of the forthcoming State election.

Tuesday,20 February 2018

Dementia Australia wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution made by volunteers to the development of a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease following an announcement recently by The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health.