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Model creates a calendar with a difference to help support West Australians living with dementia

Calendar LaunchPerth model, Pamela Jackson has invited her peers to pose for a 1940s-themed calendar to raise funds for Alzheimer’s WA. The theme of the calendar reflects the heyday of women in nursing homes, many of whom are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses.

Ms Jackson enlisted the help of friends, together with photographer David Broadway, to come together and create a beautifully presented calendar using mature models to celebrate not only women of all ages but also the memories of those touched by the dementia.

The Academy award-winning 2014 film Still Alice, which tells the story of a linguistics professor diagnosed with familial Alzheimer’s disease shortly after her 50th birthday, inspired the theme.

This amazing project aims to raise awareness of younger onset dementia in younger women and has been sponsored by leading aged care provider Rosewood, the National Australia Bank and Crown.

This calendar will be launched at a high tea event on Sunday, October 29 at 2pm at Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom. AFL champion and former West Coast Eagle Glen Jakovich will share his deeply personal story about his mother, who lived with Alzheimer’s before her death in 2010, at the high tea launch.

All proceeds of the calendar and high tea event will be donated to support Western Australians living with dementia.

Tickets to the high tea are $50 each and can be purchased online at Outix

Calendars can be purchased at the High Tea, at our Walks to Remember events for from Alzheimer’s WA by emailing fundraising@alzheimerswa.org.au.

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