The number of Australians living with dementia is close to half a million – a number that is set to double in the next 25 years – with an estimated 1.6 million involved in their care.

In the electorate of Parkes there are an estimated 3,490 people living with Dementia, which is expected to increase to 4,420 by 2058.

For this year’s Dementia Action Week, September 21 to 27, the theme is Dementia. A little support makes a lot of difference.

Findings from a survey conducted by Dementia Australia reveal just how big an issue discrimination is for people living with dementia, and is calling on our communities to make change.

A little bit of knowledge can make a lot of difference to understanding what people can do to support someone with dementia.

During the week, Dementia Australia will share one tip a day showing simple, yet effective, ways to support people living with dementia.

To find out how you can make a difference to the lives of all Australians impacted by dementia please visit

Maree McCabe, chief executive Dementia Australia, and Phil Hazell, chair Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

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