To mark Dementia Action Week 2019, which runs from 16-22 September, Dementia Australia will be calling on all Australians to change how we respond and behave around people living with dementia.
On Aged Care Employee Day on August 7, Dementia Australia acknowledged the hundreds of thousands of people working in the industry across Australia.
A diagnosis of dementia can be confronting and life-changing for the person living with dementia as well as their family and carers.
Discrimination experienced by people living with dementia, their families and carers will be the focus of this year’s national Dementia Action Week*, 16-22 September. Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe said the annual national awareness campaign will be centred around a national survey to inform and increase our understanding of the experiences and perspectives around discrimination, and what can be done to bring about positive change.