Art to pro­mote de­men­tia

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - Andy Toul­son

VI­TAL WORK: Jus­tine Ali­son, Shevindi De Motti and Agnes Tapim A NEW poster competition in Townsville is aim­ing to raise de­men­tia aware­ness. The com­mu­nity-wide De­men­tia Aware­ness Poster Competition is be­ing con­ducted by the Townsville In­ter­cul­tural Cen­tre to raise pub­lic aware­ness of de­men­tia, and to sup­port suf­fer­ers, their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

De­men­tia is a cog­ni­tive dis­or­der which af­fects mem­ory, at­ten­tion, lan­guage, and prob­lem solv­ing, and af­fects more than 250,000 Aus­tralians.

The Townsville In­ter­cul­tural Cen­tre is invit­ing ev­ery­one to en­ter their best art­work to pro­mote aware­ness of the de­bil­i­tat­ing disease.

The cen­tre’s di­rec­tor, Dr Far­vardin Daliri, said en­tries closed on March 24, with the poster to be 30 x 40cm ( A3) in size and in full colour.

The win­ning en­try will be printed and dis­trib­uted to or­gan­i­sa­tions and schools statewide, with the win­ning artist to re­ceive a $ 200 cash prize and a five-day fam­ily pass to this year’s Cul­tural Fest, to be held Au­gust 17-21. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the cen­tre on 4772 4800.

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