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Intouch : In Touch Issue 77
Published on behalf of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by Mahlab Media www.mahlabmedia.com.au In touch The quarterly newsletter for members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins Manager Services Robyn Faine Manager Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Andrew Mills Manager Policy & Information Lisa Langley Manager Corporate Services Susan Sackville HR Manager Sal Moussa Manager Media Sarah Price Honorary Medical Advisors Professor Henry Brodaty AO Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Dr Helen Creasey Senior Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine, Deputy Director of CERA Dr Michael Valenzuela Research Fellow in Regenerative Neuroscience, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW Editors Andrew Mills and Sarah Price Articles in this publication provide a general summary only of the subject matter covered. Any person with dementia or a carer for a person with dementia should seek professional advice about their specific case. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is not liable for any error or omission in this publication. Permission should be sought from the editor before reproducing articles. Once permission is given the source must be acknowledged. Products and services contained in paid advertisements or otherwise featured in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW does not endorse any products or services of any description. The views expressed by contributors to this newsletter are not necessarily shared by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, PO Box 6042, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia. T: (02) 9805 0100 F: (02) 9805 1665. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.alzheimers.org.au Registered as a Print Post Publication Number PP: 234077/00008 ISSN: 1038-7854 Contact In touch If you have news or a story to tell, contact Andrew Mills or Sarah Price. T: (02) 9805 0100 E: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Contents We are very fortunate to have the support of Sir Michael Parkinson, who delighted a packed audience in February at a very successful fundraising lunch. In a heartfelt and thought- provoking speech, Sir Michael spoke about the importance of treating people with dementia with dignity, about his beloved mother, Freda, and her experience with dementia. We are lucky to have Sir Michael and our other Ambassadors who were also at the lunch to help us raise the very important issues of people with dementia in the wider community. You can read all about the event on page 10. New government We congratulate the O’Farrell Government on their success at the recent state election. In particular, we welcome Minister Jillian Skinner as the new Minister for Health and Minister Andrew Constance as the new Minister for Ageing. Both are long-term supporters of AlzNSW and we look forward to continuing a warm relationship with the new government. Memory Walk Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Memory Walk, held in Sydney in May. It was by far our most successful yet, with record numbers of people walking and running and record funds raised. The new venue at Lilyfield proved to be a popular choice and the event proved how much support we have out there in the community as well as how much people are willing to help to support people with dementia and their families across NSW. The Hon. John Watkins Chief Executive Officer CEO’s message 4 News www.alzheimers.org.au In touch Winter 2011 3 AlzNSW Ambassadors at the fundraising lunch
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