De­men­tia aware­ness

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

Find out more about de­men­tia,

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