Media Releases

Thursday 15 February 2018

A new short film has been released for the Hindi-speaking community designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition -and not a normal part of ageing.

Friday 9 February 2018

The strengthening of compliance and complaint processes, as well as more information about the quality and performance of residential aged care services are among changes that would see further improvements to the aged care system, Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said today.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Dementia Australia has welcomed the release of new guidelines to reduce unnecessary prescription of medications in older Australians living with dementia. 

Monday 5 February 2018

A new report released by Carers Australia today highlights the urgent need for dementia specific respite care across Australia, Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said today.

Monday 29 January 2018

Dementia Australia congratulates Mr Paul John Robertson AO for his inclusion in the 2018 Australia Day Honours as an Officer of Australia in the General Division.

Friday 26 January 2018

Dementia Australia congratulates Emeritus Professor David Ames AO for his inclusion in the Australia Day Honours today as an Officer of Australia in the General Division.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The use of song-writing to improve the relationships between people living with dementia and their families is just one of 17 new projects that will share in more than $1 million in grants to conduct ground-breaking dementia research.

Tuesday 23 January 2018

The cost estimates to care for a person living with dementia in residential aged care, released by Flinders University today, reaffirms Dementia Australia’s call for the urgent need for ongoing, systemic, aged care reform.

Friday 12 January 2018

Comedian Luke McGregor will be a guest performer at this year’s Dementia Australia’s annual fundraising gala dinner A Night to Remember.

Friday 12 January 2018

The development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with a steady increase in the number of local businesses and organisations being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub. The latest to join is the Tweed Community Support (Meals on Wheels) which was recognised last year.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Dementia Australia is dismayed that Pfizer, the world’s third largest drug maker, has announced this week that it will end its research to discover new medications for Alzheimer’s disease.

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Dementia Australia is pleased to announce they will be running a series of free educational courses for family, carers, friends and volunteers, of people who are living with dementia in the Albury region.

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Dementia Australia is calling on individuals and corporations to register their team, and raise money for Dementia Australia, as their charity partner, for the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic Swim in Sydney this summer.