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Dementia awareness month -September 2016

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by Eric Hiam in Health Issues And Aged Care

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.

If you are interested go to Alzheimers Australia website www.fightdementia.org.au to see what events may be of interest to you.

Also many aged care facilities have events & programmes, that may have relevance to you or someone you know & care about, why not ask them, what they are doing for Dementia Awareness month.