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Childhood Dementia - An Introduction (Tasmania)

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Childhood Dementia Information Session

Childhood dementia affects 1 in 2800 babies born in Australia – more than better known conditions like cystic fibrosis. Sadly, around 75% have a life expectancy of under 18. They and their families face unique and complex challenges.

Childhood Dementia Initiative invites you to join this two hour introductory session on childhood dementia. You’ll be equipped with key statistics and a broad understanding of the causes, symptoms and impacts of childhood dementia. You will also hear from Tony Cook, Associate Professor, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre who will share insights into childhood dementia research.

This free session is ideal for health professionals and social care workers, researchers, parents and policy makers who would like to gain a better understanding of this condition. 

The resources shared in this session were developed with funding from the Australian Government.

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About the Childhood Dementia Initiative:

Childhood Dementia Initiative is driving world-first action for every child with dementia. We are finding better ways to research and treat the 70+ conditions that lead to childhood dementia. Through bold, innovative approaches and systemic change we are improving outcomes for children with dementia across the world.

Childhood Dementia Initiative’s leadership, Board, and advisory committees represent both lived experience and extensive professional experience across rare, chronic and terminal disease. Cross-disciplinary experts from research, healthcare, social services and policy are engaged to drive change through strategic collaboration and the organisation is guided by the voices of families who have children with dementia.

You can find out more about Childhood Dementia Initiative and donate at

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