This Dementia Action Week we’re sharing daily tips and tools to help you better support people living with dementia.

You can help by sharing content across your personal and professional networks to ensure this Dementia Action Week reaches the maximum number of Australians. Each day we’ll launch shareable content aligned to the daily tips for you to download and share via email and social media. 

Facebook cover photo

Update your personal or your organisation’s Facebook cover photo to show your support. Simply download the image below, save it to your device and follow Facebook’s instructions to update your cover photo.

DA DAW Facebook Banner

Campaign digital posters

Share the Dementia Action Week posters. Download the posters you’d like to share in the format you need and save them to your device.

PDFs

Click on the image below to access and save a PDF version of the posters. These can be forwarded via email.

Dementia 7 tips B Poster
Dementia 7 tips A Poster
Theresa Poster
Ann Poster
Tim

Images

Click on the image below to access and save a jpg version of the posters. These can be shared across social media as images.

Dementia 7 tips B Poster
Dementia 7 tips A Poster
Theresa Poster
Ann Poster
Tim

Social media posts and MP4s

Each day a new tip will launch. Share the daily tip video below via YouTube.

Use the suggested supporting text to share each new tip with your community and networks via social media. If you would prefer to post without the video, you use the text on its own or edit to make it more personal.

Share on Monday 21 September

Day 1: Home Life – Make home life easier for me with a few smart changes

A few small changes at home can support people with dementia to maintain their independence – things like a well-lit room and labelled cupboards. Use Dementia Australia’s home audit tool to see what you can do. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Tuesday 22 September

Day 2:  Space – Give me a little space to do things for myself

It can be tempting to take over and do things for people with dementia. You might be surprised by how much they can do for themselves. Are you giving people with dementia enough space? Take Dementia Australia’s quiz to find out what you can do. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Wednesday 23 September

Day 3: Listen – Listen to me, don’t always try to solve my problems

People who live with dementia don’t always need you to step in to solve their problems. Sometimes they just need you to lend an ear. Really listening to people living with dementia is a great way to understand how you can support them. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Thursday 24 September

Day 4: Words – Give me a minute to find the right words

People who live with dementia sometimes need a bit longer to tell you what is on their mind. Giving them a minute to find the right words gives them the confidence to keep communicating. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Friday 25 September

Day 5: Remind me – Remind me with clever technology

Clever technology can support people to live better with dementia.  Like alarms with voice reminders, wireless key locators and digital photo books to remember loved ones. Create your family photo book online now. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Saturday 26 September

Day 6: Initiative – Help me plan my own social life

Dementia doesn’t have to keep your loved one from being socially active. If they want to make their own plan, you can support them. Download Dementia Australia’s social planner and Zoom tips for people living with dementia. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share on Sunday 27 September

Day 7: Health – Encourage me to stay active and healthy

Staying physically healthy is important for people living with dementia. Exercise, a healthy diet and regular check-ups can all help people with dementia to live better. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.

Share the week

Dementia affects close to half a million Australians. That number is set double in the next 25 years. This week is Dementia Action Week and Dementia Australia will be sharing daily tips and tools to help you better support people living with dementia, so they can live their lives to the fullest. Visit https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/action-week/ for more information.