The new voice of Alzheimer's Australia

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

To coincide with the name change, Alzheimer’s Australia state and territory bodies have joined together to become one single organisation.

From a grassroots community of passionate carers around Australia, we have evolved into the leading organisation providing a voice for people impacted by dementia.

We have a challenge ahead of us. We know that awareness and understanding about dementia is still alarmingly low. We know the prevalence of dementia is growing. We know too that many Australians do not know we are here for them. We know that dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians and the leading cause of death of women in Australia. Sadly, we know it is fatal and there is currently no cure.

Over the next few months we will be rolling out our new, national Dementia Australia structure, but at all times, the individuals we are here to serve will remain paramount. We will be keeping our local teams and building on our invaluable community relationships. Dementia Australia – in its new form – will be a more agile and responsive entity, while seamlessly and sustainably continuing to deliver crucial support services tailored to local needs.

The benefits of unification will enable the delivery of consistent support services, strengthen our capacity for advocacy and enhance the organisation’s ability to raise awareness, fundraise, and facilitate research and education into the prevention, delay and cure of dementia.

Behind every decision we make, every change we make and every person we work with or support, every process we develop or program we introduce – our purpose will remain solidly that we are here to empower and enable people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

At our hearts we are the same organisation that you know, as Dementia Australia we will be bigger, stronger and bolder.