Alzheimer's Australia
yesterday at 20:09. Facebook
If you're caring for someone with dementia, know this: you are brave, and you are strong! But also remember that it's brave and strong to reach out for help when you need it - whether that's advice, a break or just a listening ear.

Whatever you need, we're here for you. Just give one of our dementia experts a call on 1800 100 500 to chat.
Alzheimer's Australia
02/21/2017 at 05:51. Facebook
Such a great initiative - wouldn't it be fantastic to see something like this in all care homes?

Beautiful piece by ABC Sunshine Coast on ABC News
Alzheimer's Australia
02/20/2017 at 22:37. Facebook
"Mum's diagnosis has changed our family profoundly."

"We stumbled around for the first year or more... I spent whole days researching the words that her neurologist had written on a sticky note."

Are you or someone you know in a place like Julia?

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Dementia can come in many ways, shapes and forms. It can be subtle or more obvious - and it might not be related to memory.

Share this post with your friends and family to let them know that no question is too big or too small.

If you or they are worried about someone, we're here to help. Chat to one of our dementia experts on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here:

Alzheimer's Australia | National Dementia Helpline
Launching Economic Cost of Dementia
Launching Economic Cost of Dementia Parliament House, Canberra
"I want to be able to care for Glyn and, as long as I can, I'll always be here for him. [But] you do get worn out, particularly when it's over a long period of time and their dementia is deteriorating each year," Dawn McKay.

Glyn and Dawn McKay have shared their experience with dementia as we launch a new report the Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056.

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Calls for national dementia strategy as condition set to cost $18b by 2025
The Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 is out. This year there will be 413,106 Australians living with dementia, expected to cost the Australian economy $14.67 billion dollars this year alone. Without a serious medical breakthrough the number of people living with dementia is expected to reach 1,100,890 by 2056 with the cost to the Australian economy reaching $36.85...
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Cost of dementia | Alzheimers Australia reports
To give us a clear picture of dementia in Australia we've commissioned the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra to give us the Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056:

The figures are quite astounding and we'll be officially releasing the report tomorrow, but we need to take serious action to...
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone - hope you get to share the love today!

Love is so important to a person with dementia and it's important for carers to be loving and gentle with themselves too, how will you share the love today?
What, when and how dementia symptoms start to appear is different for everyone. Dementia is usually diagnosed by your doctor, following a few tests.

If you want to know more, are worried about someone or have another question about dementia, we're here to help. Call our dementia helpline on weekdays from 9am-5pm on 1800 100 500.

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Forgetting an ingredient is one thing. Forgetting what you were cooking altogether is different.

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

Chat with our experts on 1800 100 500.
Researchers at the UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia have developed a new and innovative project that explores the most effective way of providing education and support for carers of people living with dementia assist them in using and to making the most of respite.

The FREE online program will help carers to:
* Work towards their personal goals
* Learn more about respite services and...
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The Celebrate Ageing Small Acts of Love Symposium will explore the importance of love in the lives of people with dementia and critique romantic ideals of love to explore both the challenges and joys of love.

Love is presented as a common ground we all share and the symposium demonstrates the ways in which focusing on love can help ensure people with dementia are valued and respected.

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Small Acts of Love – A National Symposium on Dementia and Love.
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Are you providing unpaid care to someone with younger onset dementia?

Understanding your needs, quality of life, and how you may adapt to changing circumstances is critical to informing policy, service development and delivery, to better support you and those with younger onset dementia.

Researchers at Charles Darwin University are looking for people to take part in the anonymous, online...
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Younger onset dementia: carers' needs and their quality of life | Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF)
After a visit to the GP and some tests, David was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's. This has meant some changes and challenges, but ultimately Pauline says "the most important thing is we still have each other." "We decided one day that we need to make the most of every day and get on with our lives." This is Pauline and David's story. What's yours? When you're caring for someone with...
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Congratulations to Professor Colin Masters AO from The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Professor Leon Flicker AO from the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, both were named an Officer of Australia in the General Division.

Professor Masters AO received the award for distinguished service to medical research through international and national contributions to...
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The early signs of dementia can be very subtle - and they might not be related to memory. If you think you or someone close to you might have dementia, we're here to help. Chat to one of our dementia experts on 1800 100 500 or fill out the form here:
"Some days it's terrifying and difficult and sad," Kate Swaffer.

On the eve of the Australian of the Year Awards we wanted to share with you this fantastic interview between Alzheimer's Australia National Ambassador Ita Buttrose and South Australian of the Year nominee and dementia advocate Kate Swaffer.

Kate has spoken up for the rights of people with dementia since her diagnosis at age 49...
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Kate Swaffer

Ita Buttrose sits down with SA Australian of the Year and dementia advocate Kate Swaffer. Studio 10 | 8:30am weekdays on Channel TEN Subscribe to the 'Studio...