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Launceston Support Centre Open Day for Dementia Awareness Month 2018

Press release September 14, 2018

The Open Day will be held in Launceston as part of Dementia Awareness Month this September.

The Launceston Dementia Support Centre Open Day will be held on Thursday 27 September from 10am until 12pm and will bring together people from various backgrounds to help raise awareness and support for people living with dementia, their families and carers. The public is invited to attend.

More than 425,000 Australians are estimated to be living with dementia, which is the second leading cause of death for all Australians and the leading cause of death for Australian women. There is an estimated 10,000 people living with dementia in Tasmania.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year throughout September. This year’s theme is Small actions Big difference.

“This September, during Dementia Awareness Month, we will be highlighting the small actions people can take to create a big difference for people living with dementia, their families and carers,” Ms McCabe said.

“For Dementia Awareness Month 2018, we are inviting the community to pledge their support by becoming a Dementia Friend to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their carers and families, through increased awareness and support.

“Through the Dementia Friends program, we aim to transform the way we, as a community, think, act and talk about dementia. Join us and thousands of others who have already signed up to become a Dementia Friend. Head todementiafriendly.org.au and start making a difference today.”

Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year throughout September. For more information about Dementia Awareness Month, including information about events and how you can get involved, head to dementia.org.au.

Download the Dementia Awareness Month media kit to access key messages, useful information, key facts and statistics on dementia, images and suggested social media posts.

 

Event:   Launceston Dementia Support Centre Open Day

Where:   Dementia Australia, Launceston. 63-65 Paringa Av, Newnham.

Date:      Thursday 27 September 2018.

Time:     10.00am – 12.00pm

RSVP:  Via https://launceston2018.eventbrite.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 425,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Interpreter service available

(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)

Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

www.dementia.org.au

Media contacts: Sophie McGuirk – Sophie.mcguirk@dementia.org.au – 0435 532 214 or Michael Kane –Michael.kane@dementia.org.au – 0438 437 576.

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia Language Guidelines.

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