Media Releases

22 June 2017

Dementia-Friendly takes-off at Brisbane Airport

Alzheimer’s Australia is thrilled to welcome Brisbane Airport on board as it becomes Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport with the launch of an airport guide for travellers with dementia.

30 May 2017

Media Release

Tuesday 30 May 2017

WHO backs Global Plan for Dementia renewing calls for funded National Dementia Strategy

The push for a National Dementia Strategy received renewed urgency today after the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted a Global Plan of Action on Dementia.

23 May 2017

Access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities will enable more Australians to have a good death, aged care, palliative care and aged care consumer peak bodies said today.

To help mark National Palliative Care Week 2017, Palliative Care Australia, COTA Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia, Aged & Community Services Australia, Leading Age Services Australia, Aged Care Guild and Catholic Health Australia released a set of agreed principles to guide the delivery of palliative and end-of-life care services in residential aged care.

10 May 2017

Media Release

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Celebrating vital volunteers who improve the lives of people with dementia

To coincide with National Volunteer Week(link is external), Alzheimer’s Australia would like to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers around Australia who give their time to improving the lives of people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends.

3 May 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes Minister for Aged Care, The Hon. Ken Wyatt’s Review of Aged Care Quality Regulation.

Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Maree McCabe said as the peak body providing support and advocacy for people with dementia, their families and carers in Australia, the issue of ensuring safety and quality across aged care services is critical to both consumers and Alzheimer’s Australia.

9 March 2017

 

Dementia Warrior Bianca joins Race Against Dementia for Papa’s 81st Birthday

Campaigner Bianca Pittman has joined Australia’s largest dementia fundraising event in celebration of her Papa’s eighty-first birthday, Sunday March 26.

 

“I thought the Adelaide Memory Walk & Jog sounded like a great event to raise awareness of the disease which affects my Papa, as well as contribute financially to the cause.” Bianca said.

 

2 March 2017

Instagram fame assists Gemma-Marie achieve her mission!

Co-Creator of the hugely popular Instagram page, Adelaide Food Bloggers, Gemma is making it her goal to break the stigma surrounding dementia.

Popular Adelaide food blogger, Gemma-Marie Corti, has been busy raising much needed awareness for people in South Australia living with dementia.

 

2 March 2017

Dementia Fundraiser Chloe Takes Race Against Dementia From Yorke Peninsula To Glenelg

Edithburgh local, Chloe Lowes, leads the way as current top fundraiser for largest dementia fundraising event in Australia, the Memory Walk & Jog.

 

Chloe, her spouse Andrew and step children Liam and Jamie will walk along the Sothern Esplanade in Glenelg, March 26 as team ‘WalkForDi2016’ to raise funds for vital support services which have helped their family.

 

2 March 2017

Join the Race Against Dementia!

Get involved, get fundraising and help those affected by dementia in your community!

Alzheimer’s Australia SA (AASA) is excited to announce registrations for the 2017 Memory Walk & Jog are now open!

 

2 March 2017

Dramatic new dementia figures reveal multi-billion dollar cost

The number of people with dementia in Australia has soared to more than 400,000 – and 34,916 in South Australia - with an estimated cost to the community of more than $14 billion this year alone, a new report has found. The research predicts this number will climb by another $4 billion in just eight years as the number of people living with the condition continues to rise dramatically.