Dementia Action Awareness Week
This week (18-24 September) is Dementia Action Awareness Week.
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are marked by memory, thinking and behaviour changes. Many people with Dementia lead full and active lives but a diagnosis can cause fear and uncertainty. Only a doctor can diagnose dementia.
Although more prevalent in older age, dementia is not a normal part of ageing and people with dementia can live active and healthy lives for many years after a diagnosis.
During Dementia Action Awareness Week, Inner West Council is holding two free Healthy Brain Ageing talks at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and Rozelle. View more info.
If you or someone you care for has a diagnosis of dementia, you can get additional support or participate in a community program.
For more information visit the Dementia Australia website.
Healthy Brain, Healthy Life (PDF download, Dementia Australia)