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Intouch : In Touch Issue 76
news www.alzheimers.org.au in touch Autumn 2011 7 Bang the Drum Al the Elephant has certainly been travelling far and wide – he’s been snapped all around the US, in the Fiji islands, along the Great Ocean Road and even with troops in Afghanistan. Don’t forget to take a photo of your AlzNSW merchandise wherever you are, whether you are away on holidays or you just find yourself somewhere a little bit different. Get in quick though; entries for the first Bang the Drum competition close on Friday 7 April and winners will be announced in the next edition of In touch – Winter 2011. Good luck! new website Alzheimer’s Australia has launched its new website. It is much more user-friendly, making it easier than ever to access information. Visitors can keep up to date with the latest news in our e-newsletters, make donations or book for events online. The web address remains the same – come and visit us! W: www.alzheimers.org.au To enter Send your entries to Andrew Mills by Friday 7 April. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post: Andrew Mills Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, PO Box 6042, North Ryde NSW 2113 al the elephant was snapped in (clockwise from top) Fiji, Yankee Stadium, the Great ocean road and afghanistan. 2011 Social Research Agenda The AlzNSW Policy and Information Unit conducts research on important issues that impact on the lives of people with dementia and their carers and families. AlzNSW consumers play an important role in contributing to this research and ultimately influence policy change and service delivery. Recent research topics have included Driving with Dementia, Addressing the Stigma Associated with Dementia and Building Dementia-Friendly Neighbourhoods. The results of these studies are published as discussion papers and disseminated widely. Planning Ahead and Living Alone with Dementia will be on the Social Research Agenda for 2011. Get involved! To participate in one or both of these social research projects and influence future policy and service delivery, contact Jo-Ann Brown. T: (02) 8875 4636 E: email@example.com AlzNSW and puzzle kings Lovatts teamed up to spread the word about the importance of brain health to the 30,000 seniors who attended the Premier’s Christmas Gala Concerts at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney in December. Lovatts generously provided thousands of puzzle books to give away with our information about the importance of brain health. The puzzles were incredibly popular and ensured a big line-up at our booth. The queen of crosswords, Christine Lovatt, also joined staff and volunteers from Lovatts and AlzNSW to man the booth and talk to concert guests about all things puzzles! Thanks to Lovatts for their support. Premier’s Christmas Gala Concert Christine lovatt (right) talks puzzles with a guest.
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