September is Dementia Awareness Month; the time of the year that we, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, remind people living with dementia that we’re here to listen and support; to remind family and professional carers that we’re here to educate and inspire and to remind all Victorians we’re here to inform and advocate. You are not alone.

While we receive some program-based government funding, we rely heavily on public support to continue our essential work of assisting people living with dementia, carers and families to manage daily challenges; working to promote professional best practice; and teaching the community about dementia and how to reduce risks.

"Please accept my thanks for your help with information and activities when we needed them, especially during the first years of us being affected by living with Alzheimer's.  Keep up the good work, I can recommend you to anyone who is in need of support; a big thank you!" - Marianne.

Your gift to our Dementia Awareness Month campaign will enable Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to continue this essential work.

Currently, without a cure, service delivery such as counselling and education will come under increasing pressure to meet the needs of the escalating numbers of Victorians living with dementia.

More than 7,600 people are supported by our dementia consultants and counsellors annually.

An individual, couple or family session with a dementia counsellor is an important first step in ensuring all concerned gain an adequate understanding of dementia and its impact on their lives; as well as identifying strategies to cope with changes now and in the future.

Over 17,600 people attended our Education courses last year.

"When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my sister and I and our husbands attended information nights at Alzheimer's Australia Vic in Hawthorn. The knowledge and understanding we gained proved invaluable, supporting and guiding us as we walked together with our Mum through her journey. We are forever in your debt." – Elizabeth

In the classroom, in the community, in workplaces, online and in the virtual world, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic provides a wide range of learning services that deliver the right type of training, in the right place, at the right time.

Together we can make a difference to people living with dementia and their families. I urge you to donate as much as you can afford today, so that we can continue to provide education, support, advocacy and information for Victorians living with dementia, their families and carers.

Alzheimer's Australia Vic

The vision of Alzheimer's Australia Vic is a society committed to the prevention of dementia while valuing and supporting people living with dementia.

Our role includes policy and advocacy, community education and facilitating dementia research. Our services include: information provision, library, website and publications, educational courses and workshops; and support - advice, guidance and counselling programs.

www.vic.fightdementia.org.au
National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

You are not alone

Not alone if you are among the 70 per cent of the community who don’t understand what dementia is.

Not alone if you are one of the estimated 104,000 Victorians living with dementia.

Not alone if you are the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in caring for a person with dementia.

Not alone as Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is here for you.

“I appreciate your work and efforts towards this cause. My father and in-laws suffered from this illness. Making the disease more known to the public would be so helpful to the ones who need it. Support is what I found a vital necessity to the sufferer and families. They didn't choose the illness, so they shouldn't be made to feel they are being difficult.” – Marcia


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