Dementia is not considered as a disease but technically refers to a symptom associated with a decline of memory.
Dementia is an issue that affects many Australians.
Australia is mainly participating here by conducting activities around awareness and the challenges of dementia. There will be different events and activities throughout the country for the rest of the month.
I have a personal connection with dementia as my grandmother experienced dementia and at the time she was experiencing a decline in her memory and changes in behavior; I was around twenty and struggled with understanding the issue and seeing my Grandmother like this; I had memories of her as this strong and playful person to becoming confused, childlike, physically dependent on others and an overall sense of losing my grandmother while she was alive.
At that time, I did not have the resources, education an information to fully understand the issue; so I hope that the information provided in these links is useful to anyone with a significant person in their lives living with dementia.
Here’s the website to visit in terms of details regarding the events: https://www.dementia.org.au/
And for more information about dementia in Australia, here are some articles to read:
See you around.