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Alzheimer’s Australia ACT’s Business Breakfast

A UNIQUE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY THAT HONOURS OUR VETERAN’S.

An incredible opportunity for all across Canberra to come together at Alzheimer’s Australia ACT’s Business Breakfast which will be held on Friday 2 September from 7am at the QT Hotel, London Circuit.

The late Major Ivor Hodgkinson (pictured) and many other serving members will be honoured at our Business Breakfast.  This event is about bringing together Canberra’s business and community leaders, politicians, health
professionals and families to be part of a unique and powerful experience.  This experience will be presented by key note speaker Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, Director of the Australian War Memorial. Dr Nelson will examine the stories of our veterans; the impact of war and dementia and by doing so respectfully honour our serving members both past and present.  Through the collection of these stories we will shine a light on war experiences, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and dementia and the issues and challenges faced by so many Australians.

We all need to be part of this important conversation and we need to work together to remove the stigma still attached to dementia. The real life stories from our veterans and their families will allow us to see that dementia doesn’t discriminate and it is everybody’s business.  It is inevitable that we will all have a connection with someone in our community living with dementia. That’s why you need to join us for this incredibly empowering and poignant event. 

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is making a difference for those impacted by dementia by using their knowledge and expertise of dementia to provide leadership in quality services and be a strong and credible voice for the creation of a dementia friendly ACT.

Canberra has a current population of 400,000 and approximately every three days someone is diagnosed with dementia in the ACT. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Business Breakfast is vital – they need to spread their word of our work so Alzheimer’s Australia ACT can continue to support people with dementia and their families in the ACT. All funds raised from this year’s Business Breakfast will be dedicated to a specific dementia care program – a special announcement on this initiative will be made on the day.

Find more information on the event and book your table now here: www.fightdementia.org.au or via Eventbrite

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