by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Intouch : In Touch Spring 2014
IN TOUCH SPRING 2014 5 ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA WELCOMES GRAEME SAMUEL AC Alzheimer's Australia has announced the appointment of Graeme Samuel AC as the new National President of the organisation. Graeme brings his extensive business experience to Alzheimer's Australia, having been President of the National Competition Council for six years, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for nine years, Commissioner of the Australian Football League, and Chairman of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust. In 1998, Graeme was appointed an Offcer of the Order of Australia and in 2010 he was elevated to a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Graeme was formerly Chair of the Alzheimer's Australia Victoria Board and has been a member of the National Board for the past year. "This cause is very close to my heart," Graeme said. "I know frsthand the impact of this chronic disease on the person and their family. "As National President it will be a privilege to advocate for people with dementia, as well as their families and carers, for better access to dementia services and for research into detection, prevention and a cure." Graeme is honoured to follow in the footsteps of Ita Buttrose, whose vision and commitment as National President has contributed so much to the power of Alzheimer's Australia over the past three years. "Dementia is now on the national agenda as a National Health Priority Area. Additional funding in the 2012 aged care reforms and the commitment made in the 2014 Budget to $200 million over fve years for dementia research are great achievements," Graeme said. Ita will continue her advocacy as National/NSW Ambassador. "This is a celebration, not a farewell," Graeme added. NSW MISSING PERSONS WEEK LAUNCH NSW police launched the 2014 Missing Persons Week campaign on 3 August to raise awareness surrounding missing persons. Almost 12,000 people were reported missing in NSW in 2013, and while most of them were located in a short period of time, 36 still remain missing. As one of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss, it is easy for a person to become disorientated or forget their way home. "This week, through our partnership with Alzheimer's Australia NSW, we will highlight dementia as one of the key 'at risk' groups in our community," Operational Communications & Information Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie said. AlzNSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins said this issue was only going to become more prevalent. "We'd like to thank the NSW Police for highlighting this distressing issue and look forward to continuing to work with them to help people with dementia," John said. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SYMPOSIUM AlzNSW is hosting a dementia and physical activity symposium in November. The symposium Dementia and Physical Activity: The Benefts, Models of Good Practice and How to Integrate into Your Service, can assist aged care and health organisations (management and client contact staff), policy makers, researchers, allied health professionals, rehabilitation services, exercise physiologists and personal trainers to better understand dementia and the benefts of physical activity. The symposium will be held at the Olympians Room, Level 5, Eastern Stand, Gate L, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Tuesday 25 November from 1pm to 5pm. The event costs $150 (excl GST) to attend. If you would like more information or to reserve your spot, please contact AlzNSW. T: (02) 8875 4665 E: groupdevelopmentnsw@ alzheimers.org.au NELSON MEERS PROGRAM The Nelson Meers Foundation has recently and very generously, supported The Guided Tours for People with Dementia program. AlzNSW is pleased to announce that we will be working closely with the Nelson Meers Foundation to advance the training and education of staff and volunteers in art galleries, museums, historic homes and gardens throughout NSW as part of the program. The training sessions will be delivered as educational workshops. Staff and volunteers who would like to offer tours specifcally designed to engage with people living with dementia are encouraged to attend. For people living with dementia, art programs provide a meaningful way for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings. For more information or to take part please contact Denise Herman. T: (02) 9888 4207 E: denise.herman@alzheimers. org.au NEWS
In Touch Summer 2014
In Touch Winter 2014