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DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH

posted Sep 14, 2015, 3:10 PM by Sean Donovan   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 3:11 PM ]

SEPTEMBER IS DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH -> DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES - IT IS UP TO ALL OF US

 

  • There are more than 342,800 Australians living with dementia 
  • This number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than ten years 
  • Each week, there are more than 1,800 new cases of dementia in Australia; approx. one person every 6 minutes. This is expected to grow to 7,400 new cases each week by 2050