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Dementia Action Week has finished up for another year. The campaign was a huge success, and we would like to share with you some of the highlights of the week.
The theme for this year was ‘A little support makes a big difference’ and we shared resources, tips and stories to highlight the small but significant things anyone can do to support someone living with dementia.
- we launched the Dementia Action Week Report Discrimination and dementia - enough is enough, which drew upon recent research that highlights the issue of discrimination and dementia.
- the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) launched its Dementia in Australia report.
- Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) released its World Alzheimer Report 2021 Journey through the diagnosis of dementia.
This year’s powerful campaign was underpinned by extensive engagement with Dementia Advocates who shared their experiences to highlight the issue of discrimination towards people impacted by dementia. We thank them so much for their important contribution in the lead-up to the campaign as well as during the week.
Whether you visited our website, shared one of our posts or told a friend about Dementia Action Week, your involvement has been invaluable in spreading the message that: ‘A little support makes a big difference’.
Dementia Action Week is not the end of our campaign to inspire a shift in the conversation about dementia and discrimination. We will continue to raise awareness of the many ways in which we can equip people, local communities and organisations with the tools and knowledge to make our society more dementia-friendly and decrease discrimination.