Tag: Dementia Congress


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


Dementia ‘is not a future issue, it is a present reality’

We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, he gave an enlightening speech about the current state of dementia in Australia and the government and opposition's initiatives…

4 Mar 2015, by Test1 Test1


Advocating dementia-friendly communities

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Dementia Congress 2015, we had the chance to speak to Kate Swaffer, Consultant, Alzheimer’s Australia and Consumer Advocate, about creating and supporting dementia-friendly communities to empower people living with dementia. Kate is living well with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia and has a focus on changing the…

14 Jan 2015, by Test1 Test1