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Dementia Australia acknowledges national support of Governor General Hurley

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Dementia Australia extends its gratitude to the Australian Government and His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC CVO DSC (Retd) for a national contribution of $10,000.  

CEO of Dementia Australia, Professor Tanya Buchanan said on behalf of all Australians impacted by dementia it was an honour to accept the gift that will go towards supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers.  

“His Excellency has served as Patron-in-Chief of Dementia Australia throughout his term and has supported the organisation by raising awareness and hosting people living with dementia and carers at Government House,” Professor Buchanan said. 

“As they end their term, I thank His Excellency and Mrs Linda Hurley for their support and service to the community and for the national contribution to Dementia Australia, which is gratefully received.” 

Dementia Australia is the national peak body supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers. 

“With more than 421,000 people living with dementia in Australia, and more than 1.6 million people involved in their care it is vital that all Australians know that no matter who you are or how you’re affected by dementia, Dementia Australia is here for you,” Professor Buchanan said. 

“I encourage anyone with any questions or concerns to contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit” 

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.6 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: Stephen O’Connell, Media and Communications Advisor, 0402 284 257,  

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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