Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund

Jeanne Little, Australian icon and darling of Australian television for over 30 years, is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Jeanne’s daughter Katie has chosen to make it public and to create the Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund so that research can be undertaken into this debilitating disease that affects the lives of millions.

“Mum always poured so much energy into supporting many, many charities for which she was awarded an Order of Australia.” says Katie. “She had huge compassion for people and was always trying to lift people’s spirits and inspire them to make a difference. I know she’d love this research fund and would be thrilled to know she’s still helping people even when she can’t get out there and do it herself. Can you imagine what she would be saying? It would be like ‘Daaarlings! You’ve just got to help! You’ve just got to!'”

Jeanne Little - Daily Telegraph

Jeanne Little, Australian icon and darling of Australian television for over 30 years, is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Jeanne’s daughter Katie has chosen to make it public and to create the Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund so that research can be undertaken into this debilitating disease that affects the lives of millions.

“Mum always poured so much energy into supporting many, many charities for which she was awarded an Order of Australia.” says Katie. “She had huge compassion for people and was always trying to lift people’s spirits and inspire them to make a difference. I know she’d love this research fund and would be thrilled to know she’s still helping people even when she can’t get out there and do it herself. Can you imagine what she would be saying? It would be like ‘Daaarlings! You’ve just got to help! You’ve just got to!'”

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) commends Jeanne’s family for their courage in sharing their story and we thank them for establishing the fund. We recognise that ageing and Alzheimer’s disease are important and confronting issues affecting many Australians. Over 200,000 people in Australia have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, and this is set to rise in coming years.

“Here at NeuRA, we are examining what happens to the brain as we age,” says Professor Tony Broe, Jeanne’s doctor and specialist researcher at NeuRA’s Ageing Research Centre. “We are identifying the causes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, working towards developing better diagnostic methods and improved treatments. The money raised from the Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund will help us continue this important work.”

Please, make a donation today to the Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund. It is a powerful and meaningful way for you to help fund vital research at NeuRA.You will not only be showing your support for Jeanne and her family, but also for the thousands of other Australians and their families who are affected by this crippling disease.