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Home and Away’s Jessica Redmayne appointed Dementia Australia Ambassador in honour of her Mum

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Dementia Australia marks Dementia Action Week by welcoming actress and star of Home and Away Jessica Redmayne as the newest Ambassador.


Ms Redmayne was inspired to support Dementia Australia after her mother Christine was diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and her family accessed support from Dementia Australia.


“When Mum was diagnosed with dementia, my Dad and I had no idea what we were in for or how to best care for my Mum,” Ms Redmayne said.


“Dementia Australia provided us with invaluable support, an outlet to connect with others in a similar situation and comfort in knowing we weren’t alone on our journey.


“I was honoured to be offered the opportunity to become a Dementia Australia Ambassador and am excited to share this news during Dementia Action Week.


“A dementia-friendly community is so important so people living with dementia, like my Mum, are supported, welcomed and included.


“By sharing my story, I hope to inspire people to better understand dementia, take small steps to be more supportive of people in their community and show others impacted by dementia that they are not alone.”


Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said she is delighted to welcome Ms Redmayne as a Dementia Australia Ambassador.


“I warmly welcome Jessica’s appointment as a Dementia Australia Ambassador and acknowledge her commitment to making a difference to the lives of people of all ages living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers,” Ms McCabe said.


“Jess has been a welcomed guest at many Dementia Australia events over recent years including acting as Master of Ceremonies at numerous Memory Walk & Jogs across the country. I am thrilled we can mark Dementia Action Week by officially welcoming Jess as an Ambassador.


“All of our extraordinary Patrons and Ambassadors are motivated by the impact dementia has had on their own lives and volunteer their time to generously support others. They are truly an inspiration.”


More information about Dementia Australia Patrons and Ambassadors can be found here.


Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.5 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.

For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit


Media contacts: Megan Jones, Media & Communications Advisor, 0411 461 678,

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.

Note to Editors:

We request, where possible, details for the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 appear alongside news stories about dementia, as these stories often prompt questions or concerns:

If this story has prompted any questions or concerns, please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit


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