Dementia on the rise, more funding is vital

Ita Buttrose, National President, Alzheimer’s Australia
Dr Emil Djakic, Chair, AGPN

IMAGINE that you suddenly start making simple errors at work, you get lost in familiar neighbourhoods and you make errors in managing the household finances. Something is wrong. It’s boiled down to stress, or you’re told you are too young for it to be serious so it’s possibly depression. Sound familiar? Years later, you are finally diagnosed with dementia.

That’s years lost in the wilderness of this insidious condition. There is no standard test or cure. In

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