ExxonMobil helps create urgency around dementia in new awareness campaign for the festive season
In December 2016, proudly supported by ExxonMobil Australia, Alzheimer's Australia Vic launched a print and digital campaign to ask people to Be Merry, but Mindful of Dementia this holiday season.
The campaign highlights Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s new resource, The Dementia Guide. The Guide is an essential tool for anyone impacted by dementia, including people living with the condition, families, friends and carers. The Dementia Guide offers information on support services, tips on how to live well with dementia and making plans for the future.
The campaign is appearing in The Age, Herald Sun, Leader newspapers and selected suburban and regional publications. Click here to read the media release.
Read on to learn more about dementia in Australia. You can also call the Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
- I want to learn about dementia
- Services and programs for people with dementia, carers, friends, and the community
- I want to make a donation (click here to go to our donation page)
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I want to learn about dementia
Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Most people with dementia are older, but it is important to remember that not all older people get dementia.
Dementia is a disease; it is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65 years. People in their 40s and 50s can also have dementia.
Alzheimer's Australia has a huge library of resources on dementia, but to get started, click on the links below:
- What is dementia?
- Types of dementia
- Memory loss
- Behaviour and behavioural changes
- Younger onset dementia
We have a large collection of Help Sheets which have information on many dementia-related topics. Click here to see all of our Help Sheets.
To learn how you can reduce your risk of getting dementia, visit the Your Brain Matters website: www.yourbrainmatters.org.au
Services and programs
Alzheimer's Australia Vic offers a range of services and programs for people living with dementia and their family and friends. We also education and professional development in dementia care for healthcare professionals supporting people with dementia in the community or in residential care. Services are offered in Victorian metropolitan areas and in rural and regional areas. These programs and courses run throughout the year.
Click the links below to view our dementia services, dementia courses, and community education options: