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  • Writer's pictureSunshine Coast Dementia Alliance

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care. The number of people living with dementia is set to double in the next 25 years.

5 Simple Tips to better connect with someone living with Dementia

Dementia Action Week

20 – 26 September 2021

With so many people impacted now and into the future, it is vital we clear up some of the prevailing misconceptions about dementia.

People living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives many years after diagnosis. Despite this, they often experience discrimination. In a recent Dementia Australia survey, more than 70 per cent of people believed discrimination towards people with dementia is common or very common.

During Dementia Action Week 2021, Dementia Australia is providing simple and practical tips to:

  • Give a little support to a person living with dementia.

  • Give a little support to a carer, friend or family member of a person living with dementia.

  • Help healthcare professionals make their practice more dementia-friendly.

Contact the Sunshine Coast Dementia Alliance today to learn more.

Cover photo credit - Photo by Philippe Leone on Unsplash

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