We are now almost half way through Dementia Awareness Month 2018!
So far we have seen an incredible response to the month’s activities, whether that has been through attendance at the many events being held across the country, people engaging with us through our social media channels, or the widespread conversation about dementia that has been generated in the media.
Over the past two weeks, it has been a great pleasure to see such an enormous show of support from the community. Events have taken place all over Australia, from Tasmania to the NT, and everywhere in between.
The five metropolitan Roadshow events held so far in Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne have been incredibly well attended and received, as have our more locally-based activities. Throughout these events, we have heard from Dementia Advocates, Dementia Australia Ambassadors and some of the country’s leading dementia researchers, who have generously shared their stories and insights.
Similar events are planned in Perth, Adelaide and Canberra events to come next week, with an abundance of additional local events yet to come. Details can be found by clicking here.
Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year throughout September. Its aim is to encourage all Australians to become more aware of dementia, to get a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and how we can support people living with dementia.
This year’s theme is Small actions Big difference. There are many small actions people can take to create a big difference for people impacted by dementia, their families and carers.
this is a great initiative and we at ADEC are raising awareness over a Multicultural lunch. i have printed flyers and emailed it through.