Alzheimer’s WA advocates, educates, supports and engages the 41,149 Western Australians living with all types of dementia.
Dementia is the leading cause of death of women in Australia and the second leading cause of death of all Australians. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of Western Australians living with dementia is projected to increase rapidly to almost 150,000 in the next four decades. There is no cure.
Established in 1982, Alzheimer’s WA provides direct care, support, education and information to assist people living with dementia as well as their families and carers.
As the dementia experts, Alzheimer’s WA works with those living with dementia and the organisations that care and support them, to have the greatest beneficial impact on their dementia journey.
Our services, advocacy, training and consultancy programs are based on a philosophy of understanding the lived experience of dementia. People living with dementia guide us, through all that we do.
Alzheimer’s WA also works in partnership with community, aged, health and disability providers. Our capacity-building model brings our dementia expertise to support the development of services and environments through training, consultancy and client service brokerage.
Our vision is a world where people with dementia and their families are supported and valued on their dementia journey.
A world where people with dementia and their families are supported and valued on their dementia journey.
Dementia is a lived human experience rather than just a biological condition. We therefore embrace and support a holistic, person-centred approach that respects the individuality and the experience of those living with dementia.
To improve the lived experience of those on the dementia journey through our advocacy, leadership, innovation, education, partnerships and holistic, person-centred care and support, and to support the pursuit of risk reduction, treatment and cure for dementia.
Our passion to improve the experience of those living with dementia is supported by our values of:
- Understanding the unique needs of people with dementia
- Recognising people as our greatest strength
- Investing in partnerships
- Treating people with respect and dignity
- Encouraging innovation and creativity
- Being transparent, accountable and sustainable
We are ONE
We are ONE with those living with dementia
We work as ONE with our partners
We are ONE proud and disciplined team
As the dementia experts, we work to improve the lived experience of those living with dementia and their carers and families through advocacy, leadership, innovation, education, partnerships and holistic, person-centred care and support; and to support the pursuit of risk reduction, treatment and cure for dementia.
- We provide services and support to people living with dementia and their carers
- We provide training and education to families and friends as well as people working with people living with dementia
- We provide consultancy services to organisations who provide services to people living with dementia
- We also advocate and influence policy on behalf of people living with dementia and their carers
We are proud to deliver a state-wide Dementia Friendly Communities project; have one of the largest dementia specialist consultancies in Australia; and in partnership with the University of Wollongong delivers some of the broadest programs in dementia design. Alzheimer’s WA is recognised as delivering some of the world’s best dementia care settings in our Enabling Households™.
Alzheimer’s WA is by your side on the dementia journey.
For information and support please contact us on 1300 66 77 88.