14 Sep

Alzheimers Australia Fundraiser Queensland 2011


Don’t miss the FIRST Alzheimer’s Australia fundraiser in Queensland and kick off
Dementia Awareness Week 16-26 September 2011.


An estimated 269,000 Australians currently live with dementia

Get ready to rock n roll … get your rockabilly on … think 50s, 60s and beyond … Whatever your interpretation of rock n roll is, bring it along in the form of fancy dress.
When: Sunday 25th September 2011, 2pm-6pm
Venue: Brisbane Abruzzo Club, 150 Fursden Rd, Carina
Ticket/Donation: $10 per person (or $15 on the door)
click here to purchase discounted tickets.

Snacks will be available for purchase on the day and there is a bar.
Raffle prizes
Silent auction
Prizes for “best dressed man” and “best dressed woman”
Hosted by Special Care Clothing Solutions
For further enquiries and to buy tickets contact: Yvonne via 0417 729 315 / 3420 3455 or
click here to purchase discounted tickets.

Please share among your friends and help support this worthy cause.

Alzheimers Australia


What are the early signs of dementia?
The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious. Some common symptoms may include:

  • Progressive and frequent memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Personality change
  • Apathy and withdrawal
  • Loss of ability to perform everyday tasks.

What can be done to help?
At present there is no prevention or cure for most forms of dementia. However, some medications have been found to reduce some symptoms. Support is vital for people with dementia and the help of families, friends and carers can make a positive difference to managing the condition.
So all funds are critical and greatly appreciated to help with research, care and finding a cure.
click here to purchase discounted tickets or make a donation.
National Facts and Figures 2011 

  • Without a significant medical breakthrough, that is expected to soar to about 981,000 by 2050
  • Each week, there are 1500 new cases of dementia in Australia. That is expected to grow to 7,400 new diagnoses each week by 2050
  • Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia, after heart disease and stroke
  • One in four people over the age of 85 have dementia
  • Dementia is fatal and, as yet, there is no cure
  • Dementia is not a normal part of ageing
  • Dementia has an impact on every part of the health and care system
  • The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia were US$604 billion in 2010
  • These costs account for about 1% of the world’s gross domestic product
  • If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy
  • If it were a company, it would be the world’s largest, exceeding Wal-Mart (US$414 billion) and Exxon Mobil (US$311 billion)
  • Australia faces a shortage of more than 150,000 paid and unpaid carers for people with dementia by 2029
  • The cost of replacing all family carers with paid carers is estimated at $5.5 billion per annum
  • Dementia will become the third greatest source of health and residential aged care spending within two decades. These costs alone will be around 1% of GDP
  • By 2060, spending on dementia is set to outstrip that of any other health condition
  • It is projected to be $83 billion (in 2006-07 dollars), and will represent around 11% of the entire health and residential aged care sector spending
  • Dementia is already the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians (aged 65 years or older)

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