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

For more information about dementia friendly communities within the Cardinia Shire, visit Council’s website at, call the Ageing Well team on 1300 787 624 or email