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September is Dementia Awareness Month

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Today, dementia is part of over 1,000,000 Australian lives.

You are not alone…Dementia affects 70% of us (IPSOS Research, 2015)

Alzheimer’s Australia WA supports people with all forms of dementia, their families, friends and carers with information, care, support and education. For services available to you, call 9388 2800. There are events happening this month – see the Alzheimer’s Australia page for more information.

Alzheimer’s Australia conducted the Dementia and Loneliness report, which found people with dementia and carers are significantly lonelier than the general population. People are encouraged to find out more about dementia, during Dementia Awareness Month, and to increase their awareness and understanding of the condition so people living with dementia and their carers feel less isolated and alone.

Dementia and loneliness

 

See some of our resources on dementia:

Dancing with dementia : my story of living positively with dementia Bryden, Christine, 1949-,
Living with dementia : a practical guide for families and personal carers Chang, Esther.
Understanding alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Draper, Brian
The Australian ageing generation handbook : how to care for them and yourself Gagliano, Josie,
Fraying : mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me Gierck, Michele,
Listen to the talk of us : people with dementia speak out Kotai-Ewers, Trisha.
The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer disease, related dementias, and memory loss Mace, Nancy L.
Caring for somebody with dementia Sindel, Merideth.
Reducing your risk of dementia Smith, Tom, 1939-
It’s never too late to change your mind : the latest medical thinking on what you can do to avoid dementia Valenzuela, Michael J.

 

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