Alzheimer’s WA Hawthorn House recognised for best practice dementia design in global report
On World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s WA Hawthorn House has been acknowledged by world leading dementia organisation Alzheimer’s Disease International in their annual World Alzheimer Report 2020. The highly anticipated report features a global perspective of dementia design from 27 countries around the world.
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes new Board Directors
Alzheimer’s WA today announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Board directors, Mrs Majo Merriam and Mr Leo Tsaknis
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes new Chair
Alzheimer’s WA today welcomes new Chair, Mr Warren Harding, of the Alzheimer’s WA Board.
Alzheimer’s WA announces new Chief Executive Officer
Chair of Alzheimer’s WA, Craig Masarei is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Maria Davison.
People living with dementia continue to struggle under a non-responsive aged care system
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes the hard hitting interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and in particular the spotlight it puts on a failing aged care system that is putting Australia’s most vulnerable citizens at risk.
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes two new Board members
Chair of Alzheimer’s WA, Craig Masarei is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board directors, Ms Mellisa Teede and Ms Ella Dachs, at the Alzheimer’s WA AGM on 20 November 2019.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation
The Board of Alzheimer’s WA supports the West Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 legislation with the safeguards proposed.
International Dementia Expert, Michael Verde, returns to Western Australia to premiere his new documentary
Acclaimed US dementia expert, Michael Verde, returns to Perth and the South West for the Australian premiere of his documentary Love is Listening: Dementia without Loneliness.
Open garden embraces Dementia Friendly Communities initiative
The Margaret River Organic Garden (MROG) has thrown its support behind the town’s Dementia Friendly Communities initiative, with organisers encouraging those living with dementia and their carers to become actively involved with the garden by volunteering.
New Memory Cafe opens in Toodyay
A new Memory Café will be launched at Toodyay’s well-known Cola Café and Museum, less than six months after Toodyay commenced the process to become a dementia friendly town through the Dementia Friendly Communities project.
Ambassadors touched by dementia go a month without chocolate
Ros Thomas, Pippa McManus and Jessica Bratich Johnson have been named as the 2019 Ambassadors for the Chocolate Block Challenge.
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes two new Board members
Chair of Alzheimer’s WA, Craig Masarei and CEO Rhonda Parker are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board directors for 2019, Mr Warren Harding and Mr Matthew Budge.
A rethink of dementia critical to ending abuse
Alzheimer’s WA say the practice of using chemical(and physical) restraints on people living with dementia is so fundamentally flawed and dangerous that a major shift in the paradigm of the care and understanding of a person living with dementia is urgently needed.
Toodyay to become dementia friendly town
The town of Toodyay will become another WA dementia friendly community, following confirmation of funding contributions from the local Shire.
Dementia Friendly Cafe wins 2018 WA Seniors Award
Alzheimer’s WA has congratulated Euro Lumb and the staff from Coffea Fine Espresso Cafe on winning the 2018 Senior of the Year Award in the Age Friendly Business category at the WA Seniors Awards held on Saturday 17 November.
Margaret River to become WA’s next dementia friendly town
The town of Margaret River looks set to become another dementia friendly community, following confirmation of funding and support from the Shire and the local Lions and Rotary Clubs.
Alzheimer’s WA oppose funding changes for carers
Alzheimer’s WA say recent changes to the Federal Government’s carer support funding model left carers of those living with dementia more isolated and unsupported, forcing them to look elsewhere for support.
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes Quiet Hour expansion in WA
Alzheimer’s WA has welcomed Coles announcement that it will introduce its low-sensory Quiet Hour experience to an additional 20 supermarkets across WA to provide a more inclusive shopping environment.
York’s Dementia Friendly Town project moves to exciting new stage
York’s involvement in a national-first dementia friendly town project is moving into the next stage with free community training.
Manjimup’s Dementia Friendly Town project moves to exciting new stage
Manjimup’s involvement in a national-first dementia friendly town project is moving into the next stage with free community training.
Local resident bequests $1 million to Alzheimer’s WA
The late Don Brandenburg, a resident of the Great Southern, bequeathed part of his estate for the wellbeing of older people in the region. Apart from donations to other local organisations, the trustees of the estate have bequeathed $1,000,000 to Alzheimer’s WA to build a dementia specific short stay respite home. This will be built alongside the Hawthorn House dementia hub in Henry Street, Albany, and will enable us to respond to the unmet demand for dementia respite in the region.