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Have you seen the latest Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 report? The number of people expected to be diagnosed with dementia is 244 people per day in 2017.

By 2056 that's looking to be 653 people each day.

There are actions we can take to change that outlook - like investing in a national dementia strategy, and focusing on risk reduction. ([ Fightdementia.org.au Link ]

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Have you seen the latest Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 20162056

Cost of dementia | Alzheimers Australia reports

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Do you know someone who is just starting out their career in dementia research?

The Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation provides grants to early career researchers, to help them get their foot in the door and go on to do great work to improve dementia care, treatment and ultimately, find a cure - to help us all.

The AADRF's next grants round is now open, but they'll have to...
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Alzheimer's Australia
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04/27/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Don't struggle alone, get information and advice in your language. Our helpline offers translation services so that everyone can access our support.

Call us on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here: bit.ly/helplineform

We'd love your help getting the word out, share this post and let your network know that help is here.
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Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia
04/27/2017 at 00:05. Facebook
"In the beginning, I was so in the dark about this disease, and it’s not until you start talking to others that you realise properly what it’s all about."

Pauline and David have been married 49 years. They've raised three daughters and have 10 grandchildren! Like other challenges they've confronted, David's dementia is something they are facing together.

Their strategy for living well with...
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Alzheimer's Australia
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04/24/2017 at 20:09. Facebook
Today we pause to think of all those affected by the tragedy of war at home and abroad #anzacday2017
Today we pause to think of all those affected by the tragedy
Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia
04/24/2017 at 09:09. Facebook
Did anyone catch this one on ABC News?

A fantastic program giving retired greyhounds a chance to live out their life with residents at Strathglen and Lillian Martin Aged Care Facilities in Tasmania.

The committee said their next aim was to allow residents to bring their pets with them - now wouldn't that be amazing!!!
Did anyone catch this one on ABC News A fantastic program giving

Retired greyhounds enter slow lane as nursing homes' latest residents

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Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia
04/23/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
It can be hard to raise the topic of dementia with a loved one, but it's important that they get the diagnosis, information and support they need.

If you're not sure how to bring it up, or you want to be equipped with the right information, our experts are here to help.

Speak to our dementia experts on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here: bit.ly/helplineform
It can be hard to raise the topic of dementia with a
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Research shows that among the five senses our sense of smell has the strongest link to memory and therefore can also be a powerful trigger for someone with dementia.

Using this notion Whetman Pinks UK created the scented flowering plant Dianthus 'Memories' in 2012 and since that time $50,000 has been raised from the sale of the plant for the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation...
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Research shows that among the five senses our sense of smell has
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Technology is the way of the future! There are lots of innovative ways to improve the experience for people living with dementia in care our colleagues Alzheimer's Australia Vic have been hard at work with The Virtual Forest: [ Fightdementia.org.au Link ]
Technology is the way of the future There are lots of innovative

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Going grog-free for a whole year!

Meet Mienna Houghton, who's switching up the Amber Ale for mighty mocktails for 12 months to boost the fundraising pool for the Alzheimer's Australia's Dementia Research Foundation.

Why exactly is 23-year-old Mienna going booze-free in 2017?

Read Mienna's story here: [ Gofundraise.com.au Link ]
Going grogfree for a whole year Meet Mienna Houghton whos switching up

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We all lose track of our keys from time to time, but dementia may cause you to put things in inappropriate places over and over again.

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.

Speak to our dementia experts on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here: bit.ly/helplineform
We all lose track of our keys from time to time but
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There are a number of free dementia courses around Australia - Toowomba it's your turn on May 4 follow the link below for details.

The Nationally Accredited Dementia Essentials course (CHCAGE005), will run for three days spread across three weeks in May and upon successful completion, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment that can be credited towards further study in aged care....
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There are a number of free dementia courses around Australia Toowomba its

Free dementia education and training courses - My BT Toowoomba

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It's more than trouble balancing your budget. Managing finances can be difficult for anyone, but a person with dementia may have trouble knowing what the numbers mean or what to do with them.

If this sounds like you or someone you care about, we're here for you.

Chat to our dementia experts on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here: bit.ly/helplineform
Its more than trouble balancing your budget Managing finances can be difficult
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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that older Australians, including those with dementia, are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications, increasing their chance of hospitalisations that would not otherwise occur.

A research team from Monash University have found that aged care residents with complex drug regimens had an 89 per cent higher risk of hospitalisation...
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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that older Australians including
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HAPPY EASTER everyone, wishing you all an Eggcellent day and if you are visiting loved ones, hop to it!
HAPPY EASTER everyone wishing you all an Eggcellent day and if you
Alzheimer's Australia
Australian Catholic University (ACU) researchers would like to speak to you if you or your spouse/partner received a diagnosis of dementia before the age of 65, are living together in the community (not in residential aged care) are willing to share your experiences around how dementia has impacted your relationship, intimacy or sexuality.

Interviews can be face-to-face or via Skype, the...
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After a close relative was diagnosed with younger onset dementia (YOD), Marc Diffey wanted to do something to help dementia research and awareness.

"His [Marcs relative's] life and his wife's life are being turned upside down. It's not fair. Nor is it for anyone suffering this disease."

"So the very small thing I can do is dedicate my trek to Everest Base Camp on the 18th April to this...
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"I used to jive when I was younger, you know, I used to jive in the Palais..." This is amazing - it's so good to see everyone having fun!
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As Easter time approaches, it is a good opportunity to start talking with family members about the benefits and options for respite.

Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available: [ Fightdementia.org.au Link ]

The resources created by Alzheimer’s Australia, in partnership with the UOW: University of...
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As Easter time approaches it is a good opportunity to start talking

Alzheimer's Australia | Flexible respite

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"When they told me what it was, I just said I'm going to make a good go of this," Andy said.

"I was glad that I got diagnosed because it was just worrying me, that it was something else or that I was going crazy."

After almost a decade of dealing with a ''foggy" memory and diagnoses of depression and anxiety, the news for Andy was met with relief.

We strongly advocate for early diagnosis to...
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"When they told me what it was I just said I'm going to make a good go of this" Andy said

Not a life sentence: Perth man making a 'good go' despite early onset dementia

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