Alzheimer's Australia
yesterday at 08:57. Facebook
As current individuals, staff members, businesses or organisations working in the Dementia Friendly space, we are looking for your guidance and advice on how to best to shape and inform the design and content of our Dementia Friendly resource Hub.

If you have a few minutes to spare we'd really appreciate your time and input to this important national initiative. Please feel free to pass this...
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National Dementia Resource Hub - Stakeholder Priorities Survey
Alzheimer's Australia
01/22/2017 at 22:44. Facebook
Beautiful film from the US about memories - which do you treasure?

Alzheimer's Association WatchCut thanks Hayden Dodson for sharing.

If you need us at all for information, help, advice or support please phone the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 or visit
Alzheimer's Australia
01/19/2017 at 23:51. Facebook
Did you know? Dementia is not one specific disease, but a collective term used to describe a range of conditions that lead to long-term degeneration of brain function, like Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia. If you have a question about dementia, whether you're living with a diagnosis, caring for someone or just want to be better informed, we'd love to chat. Call our dementia helpline on...
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Alzheimer's Australia
01/18/2017 at 20:50. Facebook
"After a diagnosis of dementia, life goes on, nothing seems to have changed except the sky has fallen in. What next? How do we find the way? Given the choice, we choose life and our challenge is to make the most of it." In August, we were inspired by Robyn and Peter's story at the Living Well with Dementia Conference. They shared about the beautiful ups and the darker downs, and how being...
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Alzheimer's Australia
01/18/2017 at 07:48. Facebook
"Even a disease as devastating as Alzheimer's, cannot tear the love of a family apart," Kytashia Dedman-Begg.

Kytashia has just turned 18 and recently completed her VEC (Victorian Certificate of Education). As part of her media studies Kytashia chose to make a film about her family's experience with Alzheimer's disease.

The film shows Kytashia's mum and grandfather's efforts in caring for...
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Alzheimer's Australia
01/18/2017 at 04:37. Facebook
It's hot out there! The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a severe weather warning for the heat, especially eastern Australia. If you have elderly neighbours or relatives, why not give them a call and check that they're ok (or pop over if you can).

Ensure they have been drinking plenty of water, staying indoors and as cool as possible - not over exerting themselves and if they have pets...
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Severe Weather Update: Heatwave conditions in Qld and NSW, 17 Jan. 2017

This Severe Weather Update provides information on heatwave conditions affecting Queensland and New South Wales. Video is current at 2 pm AEDT 17 January 201...

Alzheimer's Australia
01/18/2017 at 02:25. Facebook
News just in - we have new Ministers on the hill in Canberra.

We welcome The Hon Greg Hunt MP to the role of Minister for Health and Sport and the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP to the role of Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care.

We've worked closely with The Hon Wyatt during his role as Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care and look forward to continuing to build on that relationship to...
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Alzheimer's Australia | Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes new Health and Aged Care Ministers
Alzheimer's Australia
01/17/2017 at 21:21. Facebook
Nursing student Teagan Bewick from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and dental science student Danica Zhan from The University of Queensland - UQ have won the top two prizes in the 2016 National Dementia Essay Competition.

Teagan's essay titled 'Nurses can make a difference' also won her the ELERA Nursing Prize. More than 60 second and third-year undergraduate students entered the Dementia...
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National Dementia Essay Competition winners – Australian Journal of Dementia Care
Alzheimer's Australia
01/17/2017 at 08:11. Facebook
A gap in culturally appropriate respite option for people living with dementia in Darwin has seen the creation of the Urban Troopy Bus.

This fantastic initiative between Alzheimer's Australia NT and Carers NT has really taken off - a relationship even formed on board! To see what's next for the Urban Troopy Bus check out the Dementia News article: [ Link ]

Alzheimer's Australia | Urban Troopy providing innovative respite options in Darwin
Alzheimer's Australia would like to wish our National Ambassador Ita Buttrose a very happy birthday for today.

Every speech, every fundraiser, every march, walk and jog - Ita tirelessly advocates for better care, conditions and treatment for people with dementia, their families and carers and we're so very grateful that she does.

Thank you Ita for all that you do to increase awareness and...
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The Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research foundation has announced the 17 new and early carer researchers who will share in just over $1 million to conduct ground-breaking dementia research. Take a look at who's received a 2016 AADRF grant and what they plan to do with it on the AADRF website.

We'll be following our next-gen researchers closely and bring you updates about their research...
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Funding supports Australia’s best and brightest dementia researchers | Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF)
"There's a huge stigma that goes along with dementia, people are frightened of what they don't know." Norm Mac was diagnosed with dementia in his 50s. The key to breaking-down that stigma for Norm, is "understanding".

He's dedicated his life to making sure people understand dementia, treat people with dementia better and support their carers. Norm and his "Purple Angel" started small in...
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Norrms - Living with Alzheimer's Film Project
We know a Mediterranean style diet can improve brain health, but could Mediterranean plants play a role in the fight against ageing and age-related disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease?

Researchers at the University of Malta and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS / Université de Bordeaux) are looking at ways of using Mediterranean plant based molecules to combat...
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Chemicals in ubiquitous Mediterranean plants hold key to delaying aging diseases
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete our website survey.

Your feedback on the look, feel and content available on our website ( helps us to make sure you can easily find and access the information you need. There's still time to take part, if you haven't already done so and would like to.

It's a short survey, you will remain completely anonymous and we promise we won't...
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Alzheimer's Australia | Surveys
Greater cross-sector collaboration to share knowledge, training and services, will help ensure people who are homeless and living with dementia will receive the most appropriate support.

Our latest discussion paper, Homelessness and Dementia, highlights issues including the lack of routine assessments for cognitive impairment and dementia among homeless people, with symptoms often being...
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Alzheimer's Australia | Homelessness and Dementia
Did you know there are 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia? Dementia is far too common, but a diagnosis doesn't have to be the end of the road. The experts at our dementia helpline can walk with you; listening, giving advice and connecting you to services that can help. Give them a call any weekday between 9am-5pm on 1800 100 500.
"We just need to be treated with the same respect," Kate Swaffer Australian of the Year Awards SA finalist is a strong advocate for improving outcomes for people with dementia, globally.

Diagnosed with dementia at 49, Kate told ABC News Breakfast that as people are being diagnosed earlier, the face of people who are living with dementia is changing and people with dementia want what we all...
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Dementia does not discriminate - if you speak a language other than English Alzheimer's Australia has a range of dementia information available in different languages, now in one handy location on our website.

Take a look at what we've got and share them with your family and friends.

Read more about our new language resources in Dementia News: [ Link ]

Don't miss out...
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Alzheimer's Australia | Dementia language resources now all in one handy location
We can't do what we do, without you. The involvement of people living with dementia and those caring for, or supporting people with dementia is the driving force behind Alzheimer’s Australia's work.

Alzheimer’s Australia’s National Dementia Consumer Network was established in May 2016. It is a broad and inclusive network for people with dementia, their families or support person, and current...
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Alzheimer's Australia | Dementia Consumer Network
Good news for Alzheimer's research! Treatment trials will be begin in Sydney, using technology to detect Alzheimer's Disease from a simple eye test.

Professor Ralph Martins will be conducting the treatment with a $250,000 hyperspectral camera that scans eyes for the beta-amyloid protein in the brain. High levels of these proteins then indicate that a person has presymptomatic...
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Fresh hope