Many Australians mistakenly think the symptoms of dementia are a normal part of ageing.
Dementia is caused by diseases that damage the brain. It is not a normal part of ageing. And it can happen to anybody.
Glenda, Keith and Graeme are Aussies in their 50s and 60s living with dementia. Here they share their experiences of living with dementia, the stigma they’ve experienced as a result of their diagnosis, and their views on the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly nation.
Small actions count
Dementia Australia has a vision to create a dementia-friendly nation, a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.
To do that, we need to end dementia stigma. A crucial first step is for people to become dementia-aware and understand what it is like to live with dementia.
You can start by watching and sharing this video.