Thursday, 8 September 2016

Did you know that September is Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia Awareness Month runs from 1st September to 30th of September every year.

The purpose of Dementia Awareness Month is to encourage Australians to become dementia-aware, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.


Image from: https://www.fightdementia.org.au/dementia-awareness-month
The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone" and the main activities will be a series of seminars with international and local dementia experts and key note speakers. 
The international presenter this year is Dr Ron Peterson director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, both of which involve the study and characterisation of aging individuals over time with an emphasis on neuroimaging and biomarkers.

There are a number of events planned for ‘Dementia Awareness Month’ so check out Alzheimer's Australia's events page for more details.
 

Some of the events for Dementia Awareness Month include:
 
-Thinko! Gala Launch (For more information contact Rachel on 02 8875 4657)

-Using the 5 senses to trigger memories (For more information contact Myra Hechanova on 9911 9858)
 



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