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Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia Awareness Month 2017Throughout September for Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s WA is calling on all Western Australians to reach out to people with dementia in their community to let them know they are not alone and to find out more about how they can support them.

There are an estimated 39,600 people living with dementia in Western Australia. Without a significant medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to grow to 144,000 Western Australians by 2056.

If you would like to help us promote Dementia Awareness Month, you can download an official poster from our website.

Upcoming events

Carer’s Coffee Morning – 19 September

Join us for coffee and the opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s WA, the City of Belmont and the services available from each, in a social setting.

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 September
  • Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Venue: Harman Park Community Centre, 21 Harman Street, Belmont

*Bookings are essential*

If you have any questions or to learn more about our commitment to support carers, please contact us on 1300 66 77 88.

World Alzheimer’s Day – Advocacy Stand in Murray Street Mall – 21 September

This year for World Alzheimer’s Day, we are raising awareness in the general community by hosting an advocacy stand in the Perth CBD. Alzheimer’s WA staff will be answering questions about dementia and our services and support programs for those living with dementia and their families, friends and carers.

  • Date:  Thursday, 21 September
  • Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • Venue: Murray Street Mall, Perth

We invite our members and the general community to stop by to say hello and help us raise awareness.

Quiz Night- 22 September

Get your friends and family together and join us for a fun night of trivia questions, competitions, prizes and entertainment all in the name of raising money to support people in WA living with dementia and their families.

There will be a bar, raffles, and auction items including signed sporting memorabilia, vouchers, wine tours and much more. In true quiz night tradition, food is BYO but there will be snacks available for purchase.

  • Date:  Friday, 22 September
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: City of Melville Main Hall. 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

Tables and tickets are almost sold out, so book today to secure your place at this event!

Book online or call 1300 66 77 88.

Free Community Dementia Awareness Session – 28 September

Alzheimer’s WA and the City of Belmont invite you to join us for a cuppa and learn more about dementia including its causes, symptoms and how it can impact someone’s life. There will be an open question time and the opportunity to hear from someone living with dementia.

  • Date:  Thursday, 28 September
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Venue: Main Hall, Rivervale Community Centre, corner Francisco Street and Kooyong Road, Rivervale

Please register with the City of Belmont by phone on (08) 9477 7219 or email: community.development@belmont.wa.gov.au

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