Tag: Alzheimer’s Australia


Maree McCabe: Dementia in Australia

With the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference fast approaching, we spoke with the interim Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Australia Maree McCabe to discuss the impact of dementia in Australia.   With more than 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia, it is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can we…

21 Dec 2016, by Lisa Hedlund


Breaking the myths and misconceptions of dementia

"My advice to others is to never give up, to utilise as much support as possible without allowing it to erode your self-worth, to reclaim your pre-diagnosis life, and finally, ignore those who seek to minimise you or your disabilities." - Kate Swaffer On Living with Dementia and the Pursuit of Reclaiming One’s Life When…

19 Jun 2015, by Informa Insights


The politics of dementia: Our conversation with the Hon Shayne Neumann

Dementia is one of the biggest health and social issues facing Australia. The handling of dementia reform and how government responds to the complex needs of people living with dementia, from funding and support to ensuring the sector has the necessary workforce skills, will only increase as Australia's population continues to age. During a week…

9 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights