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Dementia Action Week

19 September, 2019

Dementia Australia is driving home an important message for Dementia Action Week 2019: "Dementia doesn't discriminate. Do you?"

An elderly man and woman embracing.Dementia in statistics

  • Nearly half a million people in Australia are living with dementia.

  • It is the second leading cause of death in Australia. It is the leading cause of death in women.

  • Almost 1.5 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone with dementia.

  • 70 per cent of people living with dementia live in the community.

What is Dementia?

  • Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning.

  • It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning.

  • There are many types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body disease.

  • Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65.

  • Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform daily tasks Nobody chooses to have dementia but we can choose how we respond to the people in our lives and in our community who are living with dementia.

Dementia Care at Focus Home Care

Focus Home Care has developed an innovative and personalised approach the dementia care. Our staff are trained in Montessori techniques.

Visit our Dementia Care and our Montessori Method webpages to learn more.

If you would like to enquire about dementia care for a loved one, speak to our friendly team today.

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