DURING Dementia Awareness Month this year, which runs throughout September, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is calling for the community to help create a dementia-friendly nation, where people living with dementia are respected, valued and supported to maintain a good quality of life.
By making small changes we can make a big difference.
In the Mt Druitt and Londonderry electorates, there are an estimated 1580 people living with dementia and that figure is projected to increase to about 6100 by 2050.
Too often people with dementia experience social isolation, partly because people are unaware of the symptoms and unsure how to respond to the changes in a person that they have always known.
The onus is on all of us to become dementia-aware.
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