Dementia Action Week - FAQs

What is Dementia Action Week?

Dementia Australia seeks to reduce the impact of discrimination on people living with dementia, their families and carers. Dementia Action Week 2019 will play a key role in achieving this goal by creating awareness and starting a conversation around discrimination and dementia.

When is Dementia Action Week?

Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September, also timed to include World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September.

What’s happening during Dementia Action Week?

The full schedule for Dementia Action week will be announced soon, however there will be events held by Dementia Australia and others around Australia, a survey to help us gain important insights into the issue of discrimination and dementia and various online and local activities. 

How can I support Dementia Action Week?

You can create an event, and ask those attending your event to fill in our survey on dementia and discrimination (more details to come!).

Soon you’ll also be able to share details about Dementia Action Week using our social media images to be made available in our Dementia Action Week resources soon.

Who can host an event?

Dementia Australia would like to invite individuals, community groups and organisations to create an event for Dementia Action Week to help spread community awareness.

What resources can I use at my event?

We’ve created some Dementia Action Week resources for you to use when promoting your event and to help spread the word about Dementia Action Week.

You can download resources yourself.

Or submit details of your event to receive some printed resources.

When will I receive printed resources? 

We’ll be l send out kits out in late August and you should receive your kit by early September.

How do I list my event on the Dementia Australia website?

You can list your event on our Dementia Australia website calendar by completing a form with your details.

Can I use the Dementia Action Week resources if I am a commercial organisation?

Commercial organisations are able to use the Dementia Action Week materials to promote and support Dementia Action Week activities and events with appropriate acknowledgement of Dementia Australia.

Commercial organisations are not able to use the materials to sell or promote commercial products or services.  If you are unsure about your use of materials or promotion please contact Dementia Australia.

Who can I contact for more details?

If you have any questions please email