Dementia Awareness Month
You are not alone
Dementia Awareness Month runs from 1 September to 30 September every year. The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone".
Find out about events and activities in your state or territory
Select your region to see events in your local state or territory, or continue reading for a national overview of Dementia Awareness Month 2016.
Dementia impacts all Australians and we all have a part to play in making our communities a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.
Join us on World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21 September, in a selfie challenge to let people know they are not alone if they are managing the impact of dementia.
Download your selfie card and find out more.
National speaking tour by Dr Ronald Petersen
September is Dementia Awareness Month in Australia.
Alzheimer’s Australia has invited Dr Ronald Petersen M.D., Ph.D. to conduct a national speaking tour around the country to raise awareness about dementia in the community. Dr Petersen is a world leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and is the director of the US Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study on Aging.
Dr Petersen will give the National Press Club address in Canberra on World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21 September and be a guest panelist at the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Quality Dementia Care: What do we value? event.
Guest Speaker Professor Maria Crotty
Professor Maria Crotty BA, BMed, MPH, PhD, FAFRM (RACP), FAFPHM, FRACGP is a rehabilitation physician based in Adelaide who has a special interest in working with older people particularly those with dementia.
Prof Jacqui Close is a consultant in Orthogeriatrics at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia.
Guest Speaker Associate Professor Craig Whitehead
Associate Professor Craig Whitehead is a specialist in geriatric medicine.
Dementia and Loneliness Report
Alzheimer's Australia conducted the Dementia and Loneliness report, which found people with dementia and carers are significantly lonelier than the general population.
People are encouraged to find out more about dementia, during Dementia Awareness Month, and to increase their awareness and understanding of the condition so people living with dementia and their carers feel less isolated and alone.