Dementia is fast becoming known as the public health concern for the 21st Century.
As our global population ages, so does the number of people living with the disease.
One of these people is Roger Howard.
Together we have followed the story of Rowena and her father Roger. It’s been six years since Roger was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and Rowena continues to care for him at home, thanks to everything she learned from our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia – and with support from her husband, Grant.
Rowena produced three short films to document her family’s journey with her father’s dementia and highlight the need for further funding into research and education. You can watch them here. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSX67bgfTctV2bDyrbRoAdw)
It is our goal to continue to deliver free accessible dementia education globally and improve the lives of those living with dementia. But we need your help to continue our work and give families like Rowena’s the answers they want, and the hope they need. Please give generously
- Or you can post a cheque (payable to the University of Tasmania) to Private Bag 40 Hobart Tasmania 7001 with a completed donation form ( 4.2 MB).
- Or contact us on 1800 982 600 or email Dementia.Care@utas.edu.au for further information.
- All donations over $2 are tax deductible (in Australia). Donations can be made to the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre through the University of Tasmania.
The goal of the Wicking Dementia Centre is to provide education about this condition for carers, families and professionals to help improve the quality of care and safety for people living with dementia, and to help people reduce their risk of developing dementia. Since our first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was launched in 2012, we have reached over 500,000 people – families, carers and health care professionals from Australia to China to Kenya… Everyone can access our free MOOCs to help learn about dementia and positively assist those living with dementia.
Rhonda Ewart, the University’s longest serving employee, established a scholarship in perpetuity to a student undertaking Honours with the University’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
Leaving a bequest to the Wicking Dementia Centre will greatly assist in our goal to continue delivering accessible dementia education globally and improving the lives of those impacted by dementia.
If you would like to find out more about leaving a bequest to the Wicking Dementia Centre, please contact the University of Tasmania Advancement Office by telephone +61 3 6226 1920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information may assist with your bequest planning.
Our legal name is: Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre – University of Tasmania. Following is an example of wording you could use for your will and information for your solicitor or trust manager.
I give, devise, bequeath and appoint the sum of $XXX (written amount) (or x% of my estate or the residue of my estate) to the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, the University of Tasmania, of Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, ABN 30 764 374 782, for research, bursaries, scholarships or general purposes relating to the education of students of the University of Tasmania, to be administered at the sole discretion of the University Council. I declare that the receipt of the Principal Accounting Officer of the University is to be sufficient discharge to my executors.
If the bequest recommends a specific purpose, it is useful to include a simple clause which allows the University to use the bequest for another purpose if at some stage in the future the original intention should become impossible.
Should it be at any time impossible or impracticable for the University to use the funds as directed by me, I declare that the University Council in its absolute discretion may apply the fund, including capital and any accumulated funds, for whatever purpose the Council determines most closely aligns with my original intentions in making this bequest.