Dementia Action Week
18-24 September 2023
Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care.
People living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives many years after diagnosis.
Act now for a dementia-friendly future
Imagine being treated differently just because you have been diagnosed with a disease like cancer or diabetes. This is the reality for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Dementia Australia research shows 81 per cent of those with a family member living with dementia felt that people in shops, cafes and restaurants treated people with dementia differently.
That’s why this Dementia Action Week we’re encouraging everyone to take a few simple actions to create a dementia-friendly future for all Australians.
5 actions to create a dementia-friendly future
- Raise your awareness and understanding
- Include, encourage, empower
- Communication is key
- Make your environment dementia-friendly
- Look out for people in your community
Learn more about the 5 actions to create a dementia-friendly future on the Dementia Australia website.
Resources and information
- Downloadable resources for people living with dementia and carers – Questions to Ask Your Doctor, Circle of Friends Worksheet, My Life Plan Worksheet
- Support and dementia care planning for health professionals
What services are available at ACH Group?
ACH Group provides dementia specific services to suit individual needs and allow for choice, offering the right advice at the right time, no matter where someone is on their journey with dementia.
FIVEaa Radio interview – Dementia Action Week 2022
Listen to interview recording as Matthew Pantelis talks to ACH Group Dementia Expert Teresa Moran on a range of dementia topics including symptoms, diagnosis, living well and support for carers.
Looking for more information about dementia?
Read more about living with dementia, supporting someone living with dementia and what you can do to reduce your risk of being diagnosed with dementia.