Dementia Awareness Month 2016

 

xSeptember is Dementia Awareness Month when we aim to give Australians a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia. It also highlights the importance of accessing services and information early to empower and enable everybody impacted by dementia, including carers.

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is presenting a number of events and activities across Victoria, and we invite you to get involved.

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xDuring September, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic will host a range of events across the state that will connect, involve and educate the wider public. Highlights include a public lecture Global Action Against Dementia by international guest speaker Dr Ron Peterson, Mayo Clinic USA, on 22 September at Federation Square in Melbourne and the Memory Walk & Jog in Geelong on 11 September, along with many more events which can be found in our Dementia Awareness Month calendar! View the calendar by clicking on the "download" button to the right. To view a list of the events click here.

 

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xDownload a Dementia Awareness Month kit from our website for your workplace, sporting club, school or any other community group. The kit includes a variety of promotional and online resources.

If you would like us to send you a poster and calendar, please email us at dementiaawareness.vic@alzheimers.org.au (Please note, we have limited stock.)

 

   

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We are returning to the beautiful city of Geelong on 11 September for the third annual Memory Walk & Jog! Open to all ages and fitness levels, sign up for the 2.8km walk, 5km run or the 10km run and be a part of this great event held in support of people impacted by dementia. Register today to join us at Barwon Valley Park!  

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This year marks 25 years of Alzheimer's Australia Vic counselling services. It is estimated that around 100,000 people have received support in that time, and we continue to provide this support to all people impacted by dementia including people living with the condition, family members and other carers. Please donate to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s Dementia Awareness Month appeal and enable us to continue our support to the growing demand of our services. 

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Thinko! is the ultimate way to exercise your brain and tell dementia "it's game on!" Our exclusive games, trivia, and brainteasers will have your frontal lobe and its buddies tingling with excitement. You can Thinko! solo or get a group involved and wield those brains to help raise funds for programs and services for people impacted by dementia.

Click the button on the right and get playing!