Media Releases

15 February 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

The number of people with dementia in Australia has soared to more than 400,000 - and more than 104,000 in Victoria - with an estimated cost to the community of more than $14 billion this year alone, a new report has found. The research predicts this number will climb by another $4 billion in just eight years as the number of people living with the condition continues to rise dramatically.

10 February 2017

Friday 10 February 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s ground-breaking, mobile, virtual reality workshop, Enabling EDIE, will be undertaken at Bupa Mildura, with their team among the first in Australia to use the unique dementia learning application.

Enabling EDIE (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience, pronounced Eddie) uses virtual reality technology, including Samsung Gear VR headsets, to create a 360-degree immersive scenario that enables participants to experience first-hand the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

20 January 2017

Friday 20 January 2017

Collingwood Football Club’s round one, women’s league, draft pick, Nicola Stevens is joining Memory Walk & Jog in Portsea this weekend in honour of her Mum, Ann who is 59 and living with younger onset dementia.

Ms Stevens, the new Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Ambassador, said, "I’m doing this for my Mum and for every person living with dementia who deserves to live their life with dignity and respect.

"I am passionate about sharing my personal experience to help others to realise they are not alone.