Denise Scott dons her dancing shoes for dementia

Friday 22 February 2019

Dementia Australia is encouraging all Australians to bust a move and vote for comedian Denise Scott who has selected Dementia Australia as her chosen charity on the new series of Dancing With The Stars.

Dementia is a cause close to Denise’s heart having cared for her mother Marg.

“Caring for my Mum was truly life changing,” Ms Scott said.

“I chose Dementia Australia as my Dancing With The Stars charity in the hope those living with dementia and their carers find the help and support they need.”

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said we were honoured to learn Denise is supporting Dementia Australia.

“It is very generous of Denise to share her experience of caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease, to help others and raise awareness and important funds to make a difference to the lives of all people impacted by dementia,” Ms McCabe said.

“So let’s get voting Australia and get behind Denise.”

Votes can be made once daily at tenplay.com.au. Alternatively, you can text Denise to 1995 10 10 or call the Ansible Helpline on 1300 851 419 (charges apply for text and phone votes). Voting lines close 7:35pm AEST Mondays and re-open at the end of that evening’s show.

Every vote will help to keep Denise burning up the dance floor in her quest to win the $50,000 donation awarded to the triumphant celebrity’s chosen charity.

Denise kicked off her run on Dancing With The Stars last Monday 18 February with a Vienna Waltz, choreographed by her professional dancing partner, Jeremey Garner.

Denise is one of 11 celebrities participating in the return of the popular television dancing competition, now airing Mondays 7:30pm on Channel 10 and across the WIN Network.

You can cheer for Denise on social media using the Dancing With The Stars hashtag #DWTSau.

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Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 438,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Interpreter service available

(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)

Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

www.dementia.org.au

Media contacts: Andrea Hogan 0490 128 304 Andrea.Hogan@dementia.org.au

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia Language Guidelines.