Join Yarra's Dementia Alliance

Wednesday 05 February 2020

Older woman smiling while holding a hot beverage

Living with dementia would be far easier if we all understood more about it. We’re looking for people in Yarra to join our new Dementia Alliance, so we can start the conversation.

Do you want to know more about dementia and other people's experiences? Do you have dementia, care for or know someone with dementia?  Are you interested in increasing the understanding of dementia within our community? 

Pop on down to Reunion & Co in Richmond for a coffee on us and chat about how we can create a more dementia-friendly Yarra. 

Join the conversation

  • Thursday 20 February 2020, 10.30am - 12 midday
    Reunion & Co, 472 Bridge Road, Richmond

To RSVP or for more information contact Yarra City Council on 9205 5439.

Did you know?

  • Almost half a million people are living with dementia, with an extra 250 people joining the dementia population every day.  That’s half a million reasons for us all to understand more about it.  
  • A person living with dementia might be ignored or dismissed in conversations.
  • Sometimes people will talk directly to the carer as if the person living with dementia is not even there.
  • Assumptions might be made about the capacity of a person with dementia to contribute to conversations, decision-making, and everyday tasks. 
  • Friends and family might stop calling or inviting a person living with dementia to social occasions, often due to not knowing how to include them.
  • Recent research suggests 40 per cent of people feel awkward around someone with dementia and find talking to them confronting.  
  • People living with dementia are more than two times more likely not to see friends compared to carers and the general public.


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