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World Dementia Envoy comes
to Melbourne for public lecture


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We invite you to join us for a special public lecture by
Dr Dennis Gillings CBE, the World Dementia Envoy
as he presents - "Towards an Action Plan for a Cure
for Dementia
".

Dr Dennis Gillings was appointed as the World Dementia Envoy
in February 2014. He has worked with numerous biopharmaceutical companies and with many health organisations. Prior to this Dr Gillings spent some time in academia as Professor of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina.
He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Gillings was appointed as World Dementia Envoy by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, on behalf of the G8 group of nations in February 2014.

The role of the Envoy is to reduce barriers to investment in research, to speed up drug development and to bring together ideas from around the world in order to improve the lives of people living with dementia. The ultimate goal is to find a cure or disease modifying therapy by 2025.

This event will take place at the Peter Doherty Building in Parkville on Wednesday 3 December at 5.30pm and is brought to you by the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Alzheimer's Australia.

#GivingTuesday 2014 Australia



On #GivingTuesday (2nd December 2014) individuals, charities, families, businesses and community centres in Australia and around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back to the causes they care most about.

You can donate to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic as part of #GivingTuesday in the lead up to or on 2 December.

Check out #GivingTuesday here or visit our #GivingTuesday page here  to donate directly to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic.


31st Annual General Meeting & Annual Report


Alzheimer’s Australia Vic hosted its 31st Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26 November.

The theme was Technology – Transforming Care. Our Chair Neil Samuel oversaw the proceedings, whilst Alzheimer’s Australia National President Graeme Samuel AC was guest speaker. Primrose White, whose mother and mother-in-law are both living with dementia, also addressed guests.
 
Technology – Transforming Care was also the theme for our 2013–2014 Annual Report. A range of people linked to our organisation have generously shared with us their thoughts on the theme and how technology has supported them. You can view a copy of this Annual Report here.

On the same day, we also hosted the AGM and published the Annual Report for the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation – Victoria. You can view a copy of this Annual Report here.

TOP: Neil Samuel, Chair Alzheimer's Australia Vic and Graeme Samuel, National President Alzheimer's Australia National at our 31st AGM

 

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Alzheimer's Australia Vic and Living Positive Victoria invite you to ...


HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) premier screening of new resources

In July 2014 Alzheimer's Australia Vic, in collaboration with Living Positive Victoria and the Burnet Institute, launched the HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) Toolkit in the Global Village of the AIDS2014 conference. This toolkit is for paid and volunteer workers in community care settings who support people with HIV. 
 
Three video resources have been produced to support the toolkit. These resources include general information about HAND, information for workers who support people living with HIV and HAND, and information for people living with HIV about how to reduce risk and achieve better health outcomes.

Please join us at this premier screening on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 5pm. The event will take place at Positive Living Centre, 51 Commercial Road, Prahran. Guest speaker will be A/Prof Edwina Wright, Infectious diseases physician and clinical researcher Alfred Hospital and The Burnet Institute.

To register click here.

We need your help ...

Are you (or someone you know) currently receiving support from an aged care provider at home or in a facility?

If so, we would like to hear your hear your thoughts, either through attending a focus group or providing individual feedback over the phone.

We are seeking your views on the ‘quality of care’ received from home or residential care providers, as well as your views about possible ‘endorsement’ of aged care services as ‘dementia-friendly.’

The 1.5 hour focus groups will be held in Richmond and Parkville during the next two months.
If you’d like to register your interest please contact Charles Jameson
here.
...

 
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