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Dementia Advocate Wins SA Australian of the Year

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 9th November 2016 -  Dementia advocate Kate Swaffer has been named South Australia’s Australian of the Year for 2017. Swaffer was diagnosed with the disease in 2008, just before her 50th birthday. She

Changemaker

Always Respect Your Elders

Wendy Williams, Monday, 17th October 2016 -  Anne Fairhall is a Victorian volunteer and carer advocate for people living with dementia. She is this week’s Changemaker. Fairhall’s husband Geoff developed younger onset frontotemporal

Virtual Reality App Gives the Experience of Dementia

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  A new virtual reality app, targeted at family carers and the wider community, enables users to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. The Educational Dementia

Govt Funds New Dementia Research

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  Seventy-six researchers will share in $43 million in Federal Government funding to support new ideas to tackle the impacts of dementia as well as find ways of preventing and curing…

Half of all Permanent Aged Care Patients Have Dementia

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Half of all people in permanent residential aged care have dementia, according to the latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. A report by AIHW, called…

Severe Dementia Patients Given $50 Million in Funding

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th February 2015 -  Not for Profit organisations have welcomed the Abbott Government’s announcement that it will spend more than $50 million to support people with severe dementia. Assistant…

Dementia Care Skills Lacking – Senate Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th March 2014 -  A Senate Committee report has found the current aged-care workforce in Australia does not appear to have the skills and training to adequately support people living with dementia,…

Heart Disease Deaths Down But Dementia On The Rise

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th March 2014 -  Deaths from heart disease have fallen steadily since 2003, while deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase, according to new figures released by…

Aussie Not for Profit App a Worldwide Success

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 -  An Australian-developed Not for Profit app has been downloaded by more than a quarter of a million people worldwide, with requests to make it available in more languages. Alzheimer’s…

Aged Care System ‘Failing’ Dementia Sufferers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th April 2012 - 
Flickr image: Some rights reserved by Wanderlinse Australia’s aged care system is failing people with dementia, according to a new report by Alzheimer’s…

Not for Profit App Hits Number One

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th November 2011 -  A brain health app designed by an Australian Not for Profit organisation became the number one app in the nation this week, racking up 41,000 downloads in just 48 hours. BrainyApp is…

Dementia Forgotten in Budget Funding

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th May 2011 -  Alzheimer’s Australia says it’s disappointed that dementia has not featured as a priority for funding in the Federal Budget. The national Not for Profit points to a…
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