Dementia Australia has organised Dementia Action Week 2019 (16th Sept- 22nd Sept) and decided on this year’s theme, ‘Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?’. The aim of this event is to start conversations around how people think of dementia, change how people respond and behave around people living with dementia. Dementia Action Week also intends to help people understand the discrimination people living with dementia experience and how it impacts them, their family and carers.
Dementia Australia has requested the community to complete a survey to give a better idea behind how discrimination for people living with dementia occurs, its context and what it would take to change people’s behaviour and prospective.
Please visit the following link to complete this survey.
Facts and figures-
- More than 400,000 people in Australia live with dementia, out of which about 55% are women. This number is estimated to increase to 589,000 by 2028 and to over a million by 2058.
- 1 in 10 people over 65 years have dementia.
- It is the second leading cause of death in Australia.
Help us spread the word and complete the aforementioned short survey.