Hazel Hawke's legacy has been to raise the profile of dementia and the importance of investment in research to improve the quality of dementia care.

Alzheimer's Australia www.fightdementia.org.au is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 321,600 Australians living with dementia. Our history - In the early 1980s, State and Territory Alzheimer's Associations were established as self-help organisations by and for family carers of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. What we do - Alzheimer's Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services funded by the Commonwealth as well as providing national policy and advocacy for the 321,600 Australians living with dementia. Vision and strategy - Alzheimer's Australia represents, at the National level, the interests of its federation of State and Territory members on all matters relating to dementia and carer issues,