" We recently came to the end of our inaugural Dementia Awareness Month as Dementia Australia - our annual, national, awareness-raising campaign. "
Dementia Awareness Month 2018 spreads the message country-wide

From our Small actions Big difference Roadshow events held in capital cities across the nation, to our more locally-based activities and our lighting up of iconic landmarks in teal, read about some of our key achievements this September.

We recently came to the end of our inaugural Dementia Awareness Month as Dementia Australia – our annual, national, awareness-raising campaign. And what a fabulous month it was! It was fantastic to see such a great response to our activities, with events held right across the country from Tasmania to the Top End, and everywhere in between.

Our events were well-attended and received, with more members of the public coming along than ever before. We also saw an incredible amount of online engagement via our social media platforms, and generated a widespread conversation about dementia in the media.

Many of our Dementia Advocates, Ambassadors, Volunteers and Australia’s leading researchers took to stages to present at our Small actions Big difference Roadshow events held in each capital city across the country. During these events, it was great to see so many people embrace our theme of Small actions Big difference, and consider the small actions we can take to make a big difference to the lives of people impacted by dementia.

Our metropolitan series of Dementia Awareness Month events was complimented by an array of locally-based activities encompassing the likes of Illawarra, Launceston, Geelong and many other locations.

Dementia Australia would like to thank everybody who has been involved in these activities in any way. In doing so, you helped to make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Lighting up our cities

September also saw our cities light up in teal, in the lead-up to World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September. As such, we took over iconic landmarks in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Sydney, Darwin and Hobart creating a wonderful talking point, and encouraging people to take photos and spread the word via social media.

 Posted: October 3rd, 2018
Discussion

Eileen Taylor said:

Thankyou for raising awareness over this month. It was an honor to be part of raising that awareness with you

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