When will the registry be up and running?

It will take at least a year for the registry to be up and running – possibly longer.

ADNeT research partners received the research grant on 1 July 2018 so now the work can begin. There is much development required to create a national database. The research to get agreement across the nation on a standard assessment of persons with memory complaints or dementia and what data we need to collect to measure quality of diagnosis and care. This will involve consultation with existing memory clinic staff, consumers and experts in memory testing, brain scans and electronic database creation and management, with appropriate attention to confidentiality and data security.

Dementia Australia is saddened to learn of the passing of Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig.

Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe said Professor Kendig was a highly respected Life Member of the Australian Association of Gerontology, a passionate researcher, and a transdisciplinary scholar.

“His role in advocating for the rights and needs of older people and supporting an approach to living well as we age is to be commended,” she said.

Ballarat couple, Edie Mayhew and Anne Tudor, were one of the first same-sex couples in Australia to get married, when the new marriage equality law came into effect. Speaking of their marriage, Edie said that after 34 years together they were finally able to get married.