Phil’s Story - Early Onset Dementia

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Today on Brainwaves, we chat to Dementia Advocate, and immediate past Chairperson of the Dementia Australia Advisory Committee (DAAC) Phil Hazell. Phil who was diagnosed with young onset dementia at age 55, shares his own experience and journey as an advocate including being one of the first to be partnered with a Dementia Assistance Dog named Sara.


The DAAC’s purpose is to elevate the voices of people living with dementia on a national platform (the first of its kind in Australia, and third in the world). Aside from being involved in numerous advisory groups, national events, Phil has also been a guest for Studio 10 and ABC TV Breakfast, speaking about dementia and discrimination, and the response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Wednesday 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Challenging the mainstream, negative stereotypes of people with a mental illness ths program actively engages those living with a mental illness as researchers, interviewers, performers and program designers while promoting community mental health awareness.


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