Our organisation

Founded in 1982, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is a rapidly growing, non-profit organisation based in North Ryde, NSW.

As the peak body for people with dementia and their families and carers, we provide advocacy, support services, education and information.

We aim to give people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia the respect they deserve and the support they need. We advocate to government and industry on behalf of people living with dementia, their carers and families and work hard to raise community awareness and understanding of dementia.

Membership to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is open to anybody concerned about dementia with a key benefit being able to access a wide range of resources available from our Library and Information Service. Community support through donations and sponsorship, as well as bequests, is vital to the continuation and growth of our work. Donations to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW are tax deductible.   

Our history

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has grown rapidly from a small, volunteer based organisation to a professional peak consumer body offering a range of services to those with an interest in dementia. Throughout this period of growth, the organisation focused on and continues to be driven by the needs of people living and working with dementia. 

What we do

Alzheimer's Australia NSW supports leadership in dementia policy and services, encourages and participates in research initiatives and aims to extend the knowledge and skills of others working with people with dementia, their families and carers. 

Vision and strategy

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is guided by our vision, mission and values with a clear set of strategic priorities.  

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Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is a company limited by guarantee registered under the Corporations Act 2001 and governed by a Board of Directors. 

Key facts and statistics

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s cognitive ability. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. 

Career opportunities

If you are a dynamic, professional and committed individual who seeks a rewarding experience in a dynamic organisation that provides crucial support, information and guidance through what will be for many, life’s toughest journey, then we would like to hear from you. 

Contact us

Our Administration centre and Sydney Dementia and Memory Community Centre are located in North Ryde with centres in Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Bega. Additional branch offices are located in Sutherland, Moss Vale and Coffs Harbour.