Dementia Awareness Month

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Did you know that more than 400,000 Australians are living with dementia? It is a statistic that will sadly increase as the Australian population ages.

Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care (Vic) have been working to raise awareness of this debilitating condition and to educate the community on how to support people living with dementia. In September, we attended the Barwon region Dementia Awareness Network Group (DANG) meeting to support the important work that DANG does.

Dementia Australia, formerly Alzheimers Australia, is also running a campaign to encourage communities to become dementia-friendly. This is a wonderful initiative and we encourage everyone to learn more about it. For more information visit www.dementiafriendly.org.au

Mercy Health’s Karlie Keck, Annie Casserly and Emily Needham at the Dementia Awareness expo in Geelong.

Last reviewed November 12, 2018.

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