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Alzheimer's Australia Vic eNews February 2015
Win tickets to see Alive Inside at Transitions Film Festival



Thanks to Transitions Film Festival we have three double passes to give away to the screening of ALIVE INSIDE on Thursday 5th March at 6.30pm, Cinema Nova, Carlton.

The film explores the power of music when it comes to combating memory loss and restoring a deep sense of self to those living with it.

Alzheimer's Australia Vic is delighted to be sponsoring the premiere Australian screening of this powerful documentary, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2014.

To go into the draw for tickets visit the win page and enter the code ALIVEALZ. The competition closes Monday 2 March.



Discover your inner philanthropist whilst embarking on a remarkable journey as you venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare.

In 2015, we are proud to present a new community fundraising initiative – A Trek to Remember, in Nepal.

Challenge yourself physically and mentally. Have an adventure and discover a new world, new landscape and new culture … AND raise money for Alzheimer’s Australia Vic at the same time!


Find out more here.
Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference coming to Australia



The 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International will take place in Perth from 15-18 April.

Care, Cure and the Dementia Experience - A Global Challenge, hosted in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia, will be one of the world’s largest and most important conferences on dementia. More than 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries are expected to attend.

For more information or to register click here.


Dementia learning online



Interested in ‪dementia related, affordable and interactive online learning modules that can be accessed anywhere, anytime? Then click here

In addition, we offer free face-to-face onsite support, meaning we can come into your workplace and introduce your team to this user-friendly, online learning tool.

For further information please email Suzanne McMeikin or call 03 9816 5791.

Make it A Night To Remember



Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and the Rotary Club of Manningham invite you to attend the 2015 A Night to Remember fundraising dinner.

Bringing together 330 guests, the event will feature five delicious courses with matching wine, each prepared by one of the five world-renowned chefs who are generously supporting us. The night promises to be a unique experience and a celebration of Melbourne’s reputation as the culinary capital of Australia.

Your support will help us raise vital funds to enable us to deliver essential programs and services for people living with dementia, their carers and families.  A contribution will also support the important local and international community work done by the Rotary Club of Manningham.

The event will be held at 6.30pm, Saturday 30 May 2015 at Melbourne’s RACV City Club. For more information or to book click here


 

 
 


Want to talk about sex? Send us your abstract!

The inaugural Let’s Talk About Sex conference aims to challenge many of the assumptions, taboos and stereotypes when it comes to older people and sexual intimacy.

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and COTA Victoria will host the international event from 8-9 September at the Pullman Hotel, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne.

A comprehensive program will include internationally acclaimed speakers from medical and allied health, education, government, aged care sectors and consumers who will provide a high level of education and engaging discussion on this important topic.

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic invites you to join the conversation to reduce the stigma, while acknowledging and respecting intimacy as we age. Contribute to the program and submit your abstract by 22 April 2015. For more information visit here.


Volunteers required for Victoria University research study
 


The aim of this study - titled Acute effects of exercise on cognition for people with early Alzheimer's disease - is to investigate the effects of brief exercise on the cognitive processes (thinking abilities) of older adults with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Adults aged over the age of 60 who have been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease are invited to take part. Each participant will be assigned one of three exercise related activities - riding an exercise bicycle, weight training or watching an exercise video.

Participation will involve no more than three days of testing (one day per week for three consecutive weeks) and will take approximate 2.5 hours per session. All testing will take place at Victoria University, Footscray.

To find out more email Dr. Liam Johnson or call 03 9919 4267.


Show your support for Alzheimer's Australia Vic by going shopping!



Yes, you heard that right. You can now support our work simply by treating yourself online. Hundreds of big name retailers such as ASOS, Adairs, Styletread, Deals Direct, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booktopia, Avis and Insure & Go will donate a percentage of every purchase made when you visit Shopnate.

Register to shop with Shopnate here.

How dementia-friendly is your home?

Free Public Seminar

Join us for this community session to examine some simple and practical design solutions that you can implement in your own home to create a dementia-friendly environment.

Learn how elements such as lighting, sound and colour can be effectively used to create a calm and enabling environment.

The event will take place on Wednesday 15 April 2015 at 3pm, Caulfield Park Pavillion. For more information or to register visit caulfield.eventarc.com/26264

 
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