The COVID-19 pandemic has had a pervasive impact on all of us. As a society we have experienced first-hand the impact of social isolation and loneliness on our lives.
For those impacted by dementia, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the impact of social isolation and discrimination. Often discriminatory behaviour is unintended and comes from a lack of understanding about dementia.
The good news is a lot can be done to improve the dementia experience for people living with dementia in our communities.
A better understanding of dementia can help you and all Australians make a positive difference to the lives of people who are impacted by this condition – and help eliminate discrimination.
Start by educating yourself on dementia so you can understand the experience of someone living with dementia in your community.