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22 January 2020
Dementia Australia is pleased to announce its annual awareness week - Dementia Action Week - will be held from 21-27 September 2020 and is encouraging people to ‘save the date’ and register online for more information.
The national awareness week will begin on 21 September, which is World Alzheimer’s Day.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has encouraged all Australians to get behind our national awareness week activities and save the date in your calendar.
“Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to grow from 447,000 Australians today to almost 1.1 million by 2058, with many more families, friends and carers impacted”, Ms McCabe said.
“That’s why it’s so important we use this week to raise awareness, across all of Australia, of this disease and the discrimination we know people with dementia face every day.
“We know many community organisations and health care professionals use this week to raise awareness in their local groups and communities, so we invite people to ‘save the date’ and register their interest to receive resources closer to Dementia Action Week.”
Over the coming months, Dementia Australia will release more information about Dementia Action Week, including resources for community organisations. Interested individuals and groups can register their interest in these resources at https://www.dementia.org.au/dementia-action-week.
Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 447,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.
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(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area
Media contacts: Peta Leveritt-Baker, Media Manager, [email protected], 0435532214
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