September is Dementia Awareness Month and Monday, 20 September is World Alzheimer’s Day. This year’s theme from Alzheimer’s International, Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s, focuses on diagnosis, the warning signs of dementia and the continued effect of COVID-19 on the global dementia community.
In 2022, the campaign will have a special focus on post-diagnostic support. Following recent developments and potential breakthroughs, in both dementia treatment and support, the campaign will aim to highlight the importance of support for people living with dementia and families following a diagnosis.
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.
- Nan’s dementia journey inspires adventure lovers to raise funds for Dementia Awareness Month
- Tom’s story
Download these resources to use in your home or workplace to promote Dementia Awareness Month, or email us to have copies posted to you.
Dementia Awareness Month
- Services to support you
- Understanding dementia
- Living with dementia
- Caring for a person living with dementia: Everyday living
- Caring for a person living with dementia: The lived experience
- Communication and engagement
- Understanding behaviour: The impact of dementia
- Navigating dementia support
Types of dementia sheets
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Vascular dementia
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Younger onset dementia
- Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
To find out more about the services and support available in Western Australia call 1300 66 77 88.