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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2013
IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2013 7 VALENTINE'S DAY ACTION AlzNSW staff and volunteers encouraged hundreds to share their memories in a call for greater investment in dementia research. MEN'S BRAINS MATTER AlzNSW Dementia Advisor Verity Jackson, who supports people living in the Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala shires, was guest speaker at the recent Snowy River Men's Group's annual four-wheel-drive trip into the high country in Kosciuszko National Park. Verity delivered a 'Your Brain Matters' presentation to more than 50 men to raise awareness of how to maintain brain health. Other presenters on the day included ambulance offcers, police and the Rural Fire Service. Hundreds of people in NSW shared their favourite memories on Valentine's Day to help call for investment in dementia research. AlzNSW staff and volunteers hit the streets on 14 February asking members of the public to plant memories that will last a lifetime, in support of a call for $200 million to be directed to dementia research over the next fve years. The event showcased a six-foot memory tree that came to life as people customised leaves with their favourite memories. Alzheimer's Australia's National President and 2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose said the event was about raising awareness of the need for a much greater investment in dementia research. "Research into the causes and treatments for dementia, and better care for people living with the condition, are grossly underfunded, " Ms Buttrose said. "Australia has some of the world's leading dementia researchers, but the sector lacks the capacity of long-established health research areas, so vital research into new treatments and interventions is falling behind. “An investment of $200 million over fve years is the only way Australia will have a chance at working towards a world without dementia. " In 2012-13, the National Health and Medical Research Council allocated $21.5 million for dementia research, compared with $162.4 million for cancer research, $93.6 million for cardiovascular disease research, $63 million for diabetes research and $55.1 million for mental health research. · To learn more about the Fight Dementia campaign visit www.campaign.fghtdementia.org.au · For a copy of Alzheimer's Australia's pre-budget submission visit www.fghtdementia.org.au · 'Like' the Fight Dementia Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fghtdementia For terms and conditions of sale see www.TabTimer.com.au . TabTimer™, ‘helps keep medications on time’™ and the TabTimer™ logo are trademarks of TabTimer Pty Ltd © 2011 ABN: 99 137 415 948 ® Medication Reminders Automatic Pill Dispensers Vibrating Reminder Watches Vibrating Clocks Peace of mind for medicines! Contact TabTimer™ and help to keep medicines on-time. www.TabTimer.com.au 1300 TAB TIMER (1300 822 846)
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