The fight against dementia takes a culinary turn

29 May, 2014

It’s time to gather your friends and family, polish your cutlery, perfect your entertaining skills and Bring it to the Table to support people with dementia, and their families and carers.

As part of Bring it to the Table, held around Australia throughout June, people will be urged to host a high tea, dinner, picnic or games night, to raise awareness of dementia and vital funds for services.

Dementia Australia National President, Ita Buttrose, said that funds raised by the initiative will help Dementia Australia continue to provide crucial support services for people with dementia, their families and carers.

"With the number of people with dementia expected to soar to almost one million by 2050, it’s important that these services remain available to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities," Ms Buttrose said.

"I encourage everyone to Bring it to the Table this June, host an event and get people talking about dementia," Ms Buttrose said.

"It’s not just about who can cook the most delicious meal, it’s about getting people together to discuss dementia and, at the same time, raise money to support people who are touched by the condition."

Getting involved with Bring it to the Table is simple – register your event, set your fundraising target and download the host pack.