We represent the more than 342,800 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care.
We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
Alzheimer's Australia is a member of Alzheimer's Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer's Associations around the world.
Alzheimer's Australia also represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to dementia and carer issues.
The role of the Alzheimer’s Australia national office is to advocate on the basis of evidence-based policy, promote awareness of dementia, administer national contracts with the Commonwealth Government and provide research grants to emerging researchers through the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.
We are committed to a strong consumer focus and have a number of consumer advisory mechanisms: the National Consumer Advisory Committee, the Dementia Advisory Committee (comprised only of people with dementia), a National Cross Cultural Dementia Network, a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Advisory Group and a Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN).
We are represented on many Ministerial and Departmental Committees and contribute to consultation forums and advisory groups.
We are also a governing member of the National Aged Care Alliance and are involved in other key groups progressing the aged care reforms.
We are proud to say that we are committed to achieving a dementia-friendly Australia where people with dementia are respected, supported, empowered, and engaged in community life.