Dementia Awareness Month runs from 1 September to 30 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.
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.
Our 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.
Download the Dementia Awareness Month Media Toolkit - HERE
ATTEND AN EVENT
Call us on (08) 8372 2100 for more information.
2 September - Memory and Aging Talk - Port Pirie
6 September - Memory and Aging Talk - Tumby Bay
13 September - Memory and Aging Talk - Cummins
14 September - Memory and Aging Talk - Adelaide Hills Community Health Service
15 September - Dementia Awareness Expo - Nuriootpa
19 September - Dementia Awareness Evening - Nuriootpa
21 September - Memory and Aging Talk - Waikerie Health Service
21 September - Dementia Awareness Event - Nuriootpa
23 September - Dementia Awareness Day - International Action on Dementia. Register online: http://bit.ly/DAMSA2016
DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH RESOURCES
- Download Posters - HERE
- Download Email Signature - HERE
- Download Postcard - HERE
- Get social with #Dementia2016 across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Please donate to Alzheimer’s Australia SA’s Dementia Awareness Month appeal and enable us to continue our support to the growing demand of our services.
Click on the button on the right to make a donation today.
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