Vision and strategy

Our vision

Our vision is for a society committed to the prevention of dementia, while valuing and supporting people living with dementia.

Our mission

Our mission as the national peak charity for people living with dementia is to provide leadership in advocacy, policy, services and research.

Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to:

  • Respect for all individuals and communities
  • Cooperative working relationships
  • Integrity
  • Innovation, creativity and flexibility
  • Valuing the contribution of all people involved with our work
  • Strength and unity with respect for diversity.

Our national philosophy

  • People living with dementia, their families and carers have the right to access high quality support services which uphold all their rights.
  • People living with dementia, their families and carers have the right to access flexible, responsive and timely support services.
  • People living with dementia, their families and carers have the right to be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect, to have their feelings validated and their choices and individual beliefs respected, including sensitivity to culture, age, language, location, educational background, and level of impairment of the person using the service.
  • People living with dementia, their families and carers have the right to services that support both the person with dementia and their families individually and together, provided that serving the best interest of the person with dementia is always the overriding aim.
  • Whenever possible, services will be provided free and no person with dementia or their family or carer will be denied access due to their inability to pay.