The series You’re Not Alone, Discussing Dementia features people with dementia and carers talking about their experiences of living with the condition.
The 10-part series aims to combat the stigma surrounding dementia and provide help and comfort to others in the same situation. It features McLeod’s Daughters actress Doris Younane who shared her family’s experience of caring for their mother and said it was an important project that she hoped would help people know they did not have to go through the journey alone. Expert advice about some of the most common issues faced by people living with dementia was provided by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW staff and Medical Advisor Professor Henry Brodaty, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW.
Topics covered in the series include general information about dementia, help with getting a diagnosis, dealing with change, communication, younger onset dementia, information for Aboriginal communities, taking care of yourself and the range of support that is available.
The series was launched as part of Carers Week 2013 and can be found on YouTube.
Look at Dementia Australia’s YouTube Channel.