Media Releases

18 May 2017

Newstead local Nicole French is channelling her energy this month into raising awareness about dementia, and will join around 600 other people at Australia’s largest dementia fundraiser in Brisbane at the end of this month.

 

11 May 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes the expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the increased investment in My Aged Care infrastructure and additional aged care places but is disappointed the budget announcement does not include any new or additional funding for dementia to support the 413,1061 people currently living with the condition or the 1.2 million people2 involved in their care.

11 May 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) is welcoming anyone currently caring for someone with dementia to join its monthly support group held at Yeppoon’s community centre.

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s Community Development Officer, Lisa Toner, said with the growing prevalence of dementia across the country, the need to support carers was vital.

10 May 2017

To coincide with National Volunteer Week, 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.

With the theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, National Volunteer Week runs from 8-14 May, 2017 and is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s six million volunteers.

12 April 2017

Jamie Milne is the new ambassador for Memory Walk & Jog

Memory Walk & Jog in Queensland is pleased to announce its new ambassador, Jamie Milne from “Jamie Milne Training” on the Sunshine Coast!

11 April 2017

14 year old Neasher McNamara from Ashgrove, Brisbane, will be thinking of her poppy, Dennis, this May, as she looks to take part in Brisbane’s Memory Walk & Jog on the 28th May at St Lucia.

Dennis was diagnosed when Neasher was just 11 years old, after he went missing suddenly one day and was found sleeping in a stranger’s garage.

7 April 2017

Ebonee Deakes is fundraising for Alzheimer's Australia (Qld)

A Ferny Hills schoolgirl is helping to raise awareness about dementia, which can affect people as young as 30, as part of her Miss Diamond Australia Young Beauty Pageant this Saturday.

28 March 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) is calling on all Queenslanders to remember the elderly, those with a cognitive impairment and those with a disability as tropical Cyclone Debbie threatens to deliver devastating impact to Queensland’s north coast.

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) CEO, Victoria Beedle, is concerned that those with dementia or a cognitive impairment may be at heightened risk of harm as we anticipate the dangerous storm and impending evacuation of affected areas.

13 March 2017

We’ve all heard about the benefits of looking after our bodies, but what about our brains?

Today marks the beginning of Brain Awareness Week, 13th March – 19th March, part of a global campaign to increase public awareness around the benefits of good brain health that can potentially lead to a reduced risk of conditions such as dementia.

1 March 2017

Bonogin local and Harley-Davidson rider Greg Kelly is determined to raise awareness for dementia worldwide, by committing to riding the length and breadth of Australia, New Zealand and the USA, starting on 6th May 2017.

Diagnosed at just 60, Greg, an ex-Financial Services Executive, is one of 25,938 people living with dementia under the age of 65.