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Dementia Voices Alliance.

Dementia Voices Alliance (of Campaspe and Greater Shepparton) was established in response to people living with dementia and their carers seeking changes within our communities to make them easier to manage for people living with dementia.

Our Purpose

Dementia Voices Alliance is an accredited Dementia Australia Alliance which strives to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia, their family, friends, and carers, in the greater Shepparton and Campaspe area through education, advocacy and delivery of the Dementia Voices Strategic Plan and Action Plans.

Participating members of the alliance must include people living with dementia.

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Our Strategic Priorities

Dementia Voices Alliance strategic focus include Timely Diagnosis and support, Reduce Discrimination and Quality care within our local area.

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Achievements

  • Establish a Dementia Support Group 

  • Social activities within community - meeting monthly and social events and activities as requested by members.

  • Improve dementia awareness within community through dementia friends training (Dementia Australia)

  • Purchase and distribute 'I have dementia' badges 

  • Making the invisible visible campaign to raise awareness of the invisible nature of dementia

  • Co-design project with carers within community.

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Did you know?

  • Dementia is the second leading cause of death of all Australians1 and provisional data is showing that dementia will likely soon be the leading cause of death.

  • Dementia is the leading cause of death for women.

  • In 2024, it is estimated there are more than 421,000 Australians living with all forms of dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase to more than 812,500 by 2054.

  • In 2024, it is estimated there are almost 29,000 people with younger onset dementia, expected to rise to more than 41,000 people by 2054. This can include people in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

  • In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

  • 2 in 3 people with dementia are thought to be living in the community.

  • More than two-thirds (68.1%) of aged care residents have moderate to severe cognitive impairment.

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Members

Membership of the Dementia Voices Alliance is voluntary.  Both organisations and individuals are welcome to join.

People living with dementia are an integral and key membership of our Alliance

  • Kyabram Community and Learning Centre Inc.

  • Warramunda

  • Community Living and Respite

  • Mick Simpson (Person living with dementia)

  • Greater Shepparton City Council

  • Campaspe Shire Council

  • Jesse Halls (Carer of loved one living with dementia)

  • Kyabram District Health Service

  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op

  • Murray phn

  • Gateway Health

  • Njernda

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Further Information

Contact

Chair 

Jen Savage (CEO, Kyabram Community and Learning Centre Inc.)

21-25 Lake Road, Kyabram Vic 3620

P: 5852 0000

E: ceo@kclc.com.au

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Further Information

Contact

Chair 

Jen Savage (CEO, Kyabram Community and Learning Centre Inc.)

21-25 Lake Road, Kyabram Vic 3620

P: 5852 0000

E: ceo@kclc.com.au

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