Dementia Action Week 2023: A Global Call to Action
From Monday, 18 September to Sunday, 24 September, the world will be observing Dementia Action Week 2023. This significant week also encompasses World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday, 21 September, amplifying the call for global awareness and understanding.
This Year’s Resonating Theme
The theme for this year, ‘Act Now for a Dementia-Friendly Future’, underscores the importance of proactive community involvement. Communities that actively strive to be more dementia-friendly not only foster a deeper understanding of dementia but also significantly reduce the fear, stigma, and discrimination associated with those living with the condition.
Tools for a Dementia-Friendly Future
Dementia Australia encourages businesses, organisations, and local governments to be part of the solution. Comprehensive toolkits are available for download at Dementia Action Week’s official page, providing resources to help entities become more dementia-friendly.
Voices of Experience and Expertise
For a deeper insight into dementia, interviews can be arranged with Dementia Australia representatives, Dementia Advocates – individuals with firsthand experience of living with dementia, and Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisors. For those seeking a more visual representation, images and video footage are available upon request.
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About Dementia Australia
Dementia Australia stands as a beacon of hope and support for over 400,000 Australians living with dementia and the 1.5 million individuals involved in their care. As a trusted source of information, education, and services, they advocate for positive change, support crucial research, and are unwavering in their commitment to assisting those impacted by dementia. Their message is clear: “No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.”
For immediate support, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the National Dementia Helpline at 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is also available for those in need. The helpline, funded by the Australian Government, serves as a lifeline for many. Additional resources and information can be found at dementia.org.au.