Alzheimer’s Australia seeking new Dementia Advisory Committee members

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Alzheimer’s Australia are seeking expressions of interest from people living with dementia to become members of the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee. The committee supports people with dementia to have a voice in advocating for the needs and priorities of people with dementia in relation to service provision, information, support and education.

Committee members provide advice on policy and advocacy work, national programs, and work to promote dialogue between those with dementia and service providers with a view to promoting a better understanding of their social and care needs.

The committee aims to give a voice to people living with a diagnosis of dementia in Australia.

The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee is the third of its kind in the world, and the first in Australia.

The committee meets monthly by teleconference, 1-2 times per year face to face, and communicates on a regular basis through email.

Members typically serve a three-year term and transition to the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee Alumni on resignation. The role is voluntary and members may resign at any time.

Background

The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee was established in 2013 in response to people with dementia around the country who wanted to be involved in advocating for the needs of people with dementia and their families.

Membership

All members of the committee are people with dementia. There are a maximum of 12 members from around Australia and we are currently seeking five new members.

For more information phone Leanne O’Neill on (02) 6278 8900 or email nat.admin@alzheimers.org.au