A little support can indeed make a lot of difference

The first step to creating a dementia-friendly community is the creation of a local Dementia Alliance. Image dementia.org.auPhoto dementia.org.au

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The number of Australians living with dementia is close to half a million – a number that is set to double in the next 25 years – with an estimated 1.6 million involved in their care.

In the electorate of Robertson there are an estimated 3,790 people living with dementia, which is expected to increase to 7,770 by 2058.

For this year’s Dementia Action Week, 21-27 September, the theme is Dementia – A little support makes a lot of difference.

Findings from a survey conducted by Dementia Australia reveal just how big an issue discrimination is for people living with dementia and is calling on our communities to make change.

A little bit of knowledge can make a lot of difference to understanding what people can do to support someone with dementia.

During the week, Dementia Australia will share one tip a day showing simple, yet effective, ways to support people living with dementia.

To find out how you can make a difference to the lives of all Australians impacted by dementia visit dementia.org.au/dementia-action-week.

Email, Sep 21
M McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia

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