Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia
06/28/2017 at 09:38. Facebook
As part of our preparations for Dementia Awareness Month in September, we'd like to explore attitudes and beliefs surrounding dementia, and compare them across the population - but we need your help!

We've created a short, 10 minute survey which can be taken by people with dementia, their carers and members of the general public.

The information you provide will assist us to not only...
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As part of our preparations for Dementia Awareness Month in September wed

Dementia Awareness Month 2017 Survey

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Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia
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End of financial year is fast approaching!

There’s 3 days left for you to reduce tax while supporting the amazing work done by Australia's best and brightest dementia researchers through a donation to the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation this end of financial year.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible (just make sure you hang onto the receipt so you can claim it), if you...
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End of financial year is fast approaching

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Some incredibly exciting news to come out of Brisbane Airport today - they are the first airport in Australia to become dementia-friendly!

The project in partnership with Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Carers and Consumers and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) has seen a dementia-friendly guide launched today: [ Dementiakt.com.au Link ]

This is just the beginning and...
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Some incredibly exciting news to come out of Brisbane Airport today they

Alzheimer's Australia | Dementia-Friendly takes-off at Brisbane Airport

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To raise funds for Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation long-term fund raiser Cameron Jones AKA The Running Cam and Freemasons Victoria St Mark’s Lodge are hosting an Opera Gala Night in Williamstown Town Hall, Melbourne on Saturday 24 June 2017 featuring artists from Opera Australia.

A range of tickets are available at:
To raise funds for Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation longterm fund raiser

Opera Gala - A Night To Remember

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The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee is an exciting opportunity for people with dementia to have a voice in advocating for the needs and priorities of people with dementia in relation to service provision, information, support and education.

The committee aims to give a voice to people living with a diagnosis of dementia in Australia and meets monthly by teleconference, 1-2...
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The Alzheimers Australia Dementia Advisory Committee is an exciting opportunity for people

Alzheimer's Australia | Dementia Advisory Committee

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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Alzheimer's Australia would like to add its voice in drawing attention to the incidence of financial abuse of older people, particularly those with dementia.

Based on available evidence, 5 to 10 per cent of older people globally may experience some kind of financial exploitation, with victims of financial abuse often knowing their perpetrator....
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Alzheimers Australia would like

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Do you know the signs and symptoms of dementia?

We have lots of information on our website about all the different types, signs and symptoms, questions and answers [ Fightdementia.org.au Link ]

Or take a look at this helpful info graphic Alzheimer's Disease International have prepared and spread the word, the more of us that know to look out for dementia the more dementia-friendly we'll be.
Do you know the signs and symptoms of dementia

Early symptoms | Alzheimer's Disease International

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Fantastic story over the weekend in ABC News / ABC Canberra about the Alchemy Chorus, Alzheimer's Australia ACT's dementia-friendly choir.

Check out the written story here (or the video below): [ Abc.net.au Link ]
Fantastic story over the weekend in ABC News ABC Canberra about the

The dementia choir changing lives through song

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Susan Telford
Sally Pertzel
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Our Helpline isn't just for emergencies.

If you need help, support or just a listening ear, we're here for you. Speak to one of our dementia experts confidentially on 1800 100 500 or fill out this form and we'll call you: bit.ly/helplineform ☎
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A Global Action Plan on Dementia was unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) Seventieth World Health Assembly overnight.

The global community has stepped-up their commitment to elevating the priority of dementia. A fully-funded National Dementia Strategy for Australia would go a long way toward meeting our international obligations toward improving dementia outcomes and...
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Forgetting the best way to the airport is one thing. Being confused about where you are is different.

If you're worried this is affecting you or someone close to you, our dementia experts are here to talk it through with you.

Call our helpline on 1800 100 500 or fill out this form to request a free dementia kit and a call back from our expert staff: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Forgetting the best way to the airport is one thing Being confused
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Very interesting article in The Telegraph UK - what do you think, is Britain's most senior judge right?

At Alzheimer's Australia we openly talk about the importance of intimacy in the later years, especially in care homes - unfortunately many aren't set-up to or have policies to accommodate, it's a big issue.
Very interesting article in The Telegraph UK what do you think is

Elderly people split up in care homes 'die from a broken heart', Britain's most senior family judge says

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Maria Georges
Brenton Head
*** UPDATED flyer in the comments: Are you over 18, living with dementia? A nurse, doctor, allied health professional? Social worker/care manager? Individual working in service provision - trades, retail, clerical, banking, transport, library, hairdressing etc?

Do you have views on a successful campaign to increase understanding and empathy for people who are living with dementia? The...
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This is a really interesting one, written by Phillip Wright whose father has dementia. Phillip is a psychotherapist and senior advisor for The Ethics Centre.

Ethics of Code Black Protocol reflects his views and gives us all something to think about...

Thank you to Phillip for contributing to Dementia News: [ Fightdementia.org.au Link ]
This is a really interesting one written by Phillip Wright whose father

Alzheimer's Australia | Ethics of Code Black Protocol

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Jenny Harris
Bobby Redman
It's normal to get tired of some activities and find new ones, but dementia can bring a feeling of apathy and listlessness. A person with dementia may lose interest in the things that used to bring them joy, even spending time with friends and family.

Share this post to help spread the word: if you're worried this is affecting you or someone close to you, reach out for help.

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Its normal to get tired of some activities and find new ones
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Calling all ACT and Queanbeyan residents aged 40 years and older, with and without a dementia diagnosis. Our researchers need YOU!

The Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at The Australian National University is seeking volunteers from the general public to participate in a one hour focus group on attitudes and knowledge about dementia.

Participating in dementia research can...
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Focus group on attitudes towards dementia | Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF)

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It's National Palliative Care Week and Palliative Care Australia would like to thank all those aged care providers who are delivering high-quality, person-centred care at the end of life - and we second that!

The 2017 awareness raising week, focuses on residential and community aged care and their messages are important ones, especially important for those living with a progressive condition...
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Its National Palliative Care Week and Palliative Care Australia would like to

Dying to Talk Discussion Starter - Talking about death won't kill you

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"I think it's important that you try to keep doing what you like doing and have something to look forward to each day."

This is a quote from Gwladys, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. Gwladys keeps very active - seeing friends and family, listening to music and bringing people's personal stories together to form oral histories. A diagnosis is not the end, in fact it can bring greater...
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I think its important that you try to keep doing what you
It's out now and jam-packed with a mix of information to keep you up-to-date, want to know what's happening at Alzheimer's Australia, opportunities to get involved, research updates, policy and budget announcements? Check it out.

Here's the link: [ Fightdementia.org.au Link ] make sure you subscribe so you can have it delivered straight to your inbox every two months and never miss an issue,...
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Its out now and jampacked with a mix of information to keep

Alzheimer's Australia | Dementia News - Issue 08

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Making decisions for the future and supporting others in making these decisions can be extremely difficult for anyone, this is especially true for people living with dementia.

A series of online resources have been developed to assist you and your family in planning ahead. The resources give you the information you need to make decisions and put them into action, so that your choices will be...
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Making decisions for the future and supporting others in making these decisions

Support for organisations to make planning ahead routine in community care - Australian Ageing Agenda

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