Dementia Australia is holding a free community awareness event in Kilkivan on Wednesday 14 November to provide the community with information about dementia.
There is estimated to be more than 82,000 people currently living with dementia in Queensland and more than 3,600 of whom are estimated to live in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.
The amount of people living with dementia in this electorate is expected to increase to more than 7,600 by 2058.
Dementia Australia’s free information session will provide the community with an overview of the impact dementia can have on the individual and their families.
The event will also cover what a dementia-friendly community looks like and how the community can get involved.
To show support for people living with dementia, their families and carers, participants at this event will be invited to sign up and become a Dementia Friend.
The Dementia Friends program is a national program that aims to transform the way our nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.
A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support, and who understands small acts can make a big difference.
Registrations are required and all members of the community are encouraged to attend. Seats are limited, to reserve your seat, call 07 5456 8133 or email ALamperd@ourphn.org.au.
The Dementia Friendly Communities awareness event will be held between 9.00am and 12.30am on Wednesday 14 November at Kilkivan Hall, 31 Bligh Street, Kilkivan.
For more information about becoming a Dementia Friend please visit: www.dementiafriendly.org.au.
If you are unable to attend a session and would like information or support for dementia – The National Dementia Helpline is available on 1800 100 500 during business hours.
Alternatively, the Dementia Australia website has information available for people living with dementia or caring for somebody living with dementia. Visit www.dementia.org.au.
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 436,000 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.
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 Interpreter service available (The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative) Dementia is a National Health Priority Area
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