Dementia Action Week will be held from Monday 19 September to Sunday 25 September.
A free events toolkit to enable community groups, workplaces and individuals to show their support for people living with dementia is now available.
To help people and groups provide this support and make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia in their community, Dementia Australia has produced an easy-to-download events and activities toolkit.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM says the toolkit is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to support people living with dementia in their community.
“We know discrimination has a significant impact on people living with dementia, their families and carers, and a little support from the community and healthcare professionals can make a big difference,” Ms McCabe said.
“We are encouraging communities to download the toolkit and come together to learn more about how they can support people living with dementia. Whether in a workplace, at a bowls or footy club, or just with friends and family, we want everyone to get together to learn more about dementia and how a little support can make a big difference.”
Events can be hosted in-person or online using the toolkit resources depending on the COVID-19 guidelines in place.
Download the toolkit here: https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/tips-for-running-an-event/