Imagine being treated differently just because you have been diagnosed with a disease like cancer or diabetes. This is the reality for people living with dementia, their families, and carers.
Dementia Australia research shows 81 per cent of those with a loved one living with dementia felt that people in shops, cafes and restaurants treated people with dementia differently.
That’s why this Dementia Action Week we're encouraging everyone to take a few simple actions to create a dementia-friendly future for all Australians.
A dementia-friendly future is a future that is better for everyone in the community.
What is Dementia Action Week?
Dementia Action Week is a major leadership, awareness and advocacy campaign led by Dementia Australia as the peak body for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Dementia Action Week 2023 is from 18-24 September, which includes World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday 21 September.
Around two-thirds of people with dementia live in the community. A lack of knowledge and understanding of dementia may lead to people living with dementia experiencing stigma and discrimination in the community. This Dementia Action week, we’re encouraging everyone to act now to make our communities more dementia friendly.
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