About Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) aims to reduce the effects of dementia on the Queensland community. The organisation carries out programs that educate, inform and support people suffering from dementia, their loved ones and carers. Alzheimer’s Australia also works to create awareness of dementia in the wider community.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) - Vision
Alzheimer’s Australia aims to create a society that is dedicated to preventing dementia while providing value and support for people suffering from the disease.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) - Purpose
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s goal is to inspire hope by informing, connecting and empowering dementia patients in Queensland.
What Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) Does
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) specialises in providing a wide array of services to people suffering from dementia, their families and carers as well as for people working in the health and aged care industry.
Services that Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) provides to dementia patients, their families and carers:
- Dementia information and support from trained advisors through the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500. Individuals can call this line from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM if they have questions regarding dementia or how to gain good brain health.
- Counselling, education courses, recreational activities and library as well as information services through the Dementia and Memory Community Centres.
- Assistance for people with the onset of dementia as well as their families can be accessed through a program called Living with Memory Loss (LWML). This program is carefully developed to provide advice, information and peer support to help people with dementia come to terms with their situation and make plans for the future.
- Carer Support Groups that cater to carers of people with dementia. Caregivers can join these groups to discuss issues with other individuals who share the same situation in a supportive and safe environment.
- Workshops that will educate family members and carers. These individuals can gain access to specialised dementia training and education programs that are developed and provided by Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s knowledgeable educators.
- Carers of people with dementia can call the Dementia Behaviour Advisory Service (DBMAS) 1800 699 799 to seek support when their patient’s behaviour creates an impact on their care.
Services that Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) provides to people working in health and aged care:
- Highly skilled educators from Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) provide specialised dementia training and education for people working with dementia patients.
- People working in the health and aged care industry can also access Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s library and resource centre.
- If a dementia patient’s behaviour is causing an impact on their care, carers can ask for support by calling the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) 1800 699 799.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) also provides a variety of seminars and other presentations on dementia related topics to the community. The general community can learn how to reduce the risk of dementia and other timely issues related to the disease through the organisation’s presentations.
The History of Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)
Founded in 2002, Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) aims to address the needs of people suffering from dementia, their loved ones and carers. The organisation has a state office located on the Gold Coast, while its Brisbane service branch coordinates programs that are delivered around Queensland.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) works with eight independent member organisations in raising awareness regarding dementia and in providing peer support to dementia patients and their loved ones.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) Art Union Lotteries
The organisation is dedicated to providing various support programs for people suffering from dementia, their loved ones and carers. To be able to do this, Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) organises fund raising activities, including the Art Union Lottery.
By joining the organisation’s Art Union Lottery, you can help operate various programs and activities focused on helping thousands of dementia patients, carers and their loved ones in Queensland. The cost of prizes which are usually offered by the lottery ranges from $500 to $40,000. This includes cars, cash and travel vouchers.