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.
The concept for Dementia Action Week was developed in consultation with Dementia Advocates, who have a lived experience of dementia.
The ‘A little support makes a big difference’ campaign demonstrates that many people living with dementia can continue to live well for many years after their diagnosis. This year, the focus will also be on supporting and celebrating carers of people living with dementia.
Community organisations, partners and supporters, we encourage you to register your interest to receive further information about Dementia Action Week 2021.