Yarra's Dementia Alliance

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

If you're interested in joining the alliance, call 9205 5667 for a chat. 

Join us during Dementia Action Week

Wednesday 22 September 2021
10.30am to 12 midday
Richmond Library
415 Church Street, Richmond

For more information and to RSVP call 9205 5667.

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.