Dementia Awareness Month is almost over – sign up to become a dementia friend

Published: 23 September 2019

Dementia Awareness month is almost finished! Have you become a dementia friend yet?

Cardinia Shire Council is continuing to encourage all residents to become a ‘dementia friend’ throughout the month of September, also known as Dementia Awareness Month.

Dementia Australia’s ‘Dementia Friends’ campaign is a national program that aims to transform the way Australia thinks, acts, and talks about dementia.

Anyone can become a dementia friend. A dementia friend is anyone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia, through increases awareness and support.

To register as a Dementia Friend you can go online to www.dementiafriendly.org.au

For more information about dementia friendly communities within the Cardinia Shire, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/seniors, call the Ageing Well team on 1300 787 624 or email mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au