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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.