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Dementia Awareness Month

Together we can… help ensure no one faces dementia alone

September is Dementia Awareness Month and this year’s theme Together we can… help ensure no one faces dementia alone highlights the need for all Western Australians to reach out to people with dementia in their community to let them know they are not alone.

Dementia is second leading cause of death of Australians and the leading cause of death among Australian females. There are many ways you can become involved in Dementia Awareness Month to show your support.

Don’t face dementia alone

Alzheimer’s WA will be conducting a number of events and activities to highlight Dementia Awareness Month and World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21).

Activities include:

Perth Events

  • 5 September – Enrich Your Brain session – Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham – 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • 6 September – General information session – Forster Park Community Centre, Belmont 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • 15 September – Open Day, Mary Chester House, Shenton Park
  • 21 September – Awareness stand, Forrest Place, Perth CBD 9.00am – 2.00pm
  • 7 October – Walk to Remember, Mandurah
  • 4 November – Walk to Remember, Perth

Albany Events

  • 10 September – 1-3pm – Denmark Community Resource Centre – afternoon tea and presentation
  • 11 September – 1-3pm Mt Barker Community Resource Centre – afternoon tea and presentation
  • 21 September – Albany Public Library – book and information stand
  • 28 September -1-4pm Open Day, Hawthorn House, Albany
  • 1-30 September – Display, Terry White Chemist, Brooks Gardens
  • 21 October – Walk to Remember, Albany

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To find out more about the services and support available in Western Australia call 1300 66 77 88.

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