Contrary to common belief, dementia isn’t just about memory. There are many resources available to help you educate yourself on dementia.
Create opportunities for people living with dementia to contribute. This helps individuals stay connected and engaged in the community.
Listen to people living with dementia with an open heart and mind. Body language can show that you are engaged and present.
If there is someone in your community who is living with dementia, look for comedy and ways to laugh together.
People living with dementia often have different sensory perceptions, and their immediate environment can have a large impact on their wellbeing.
Find ways to connect and introduce yourself to people in your community. Simple gestures like saying ‘hello’ and showing kindness might make a big difference.
Sharing what you have learned about dementia with your friends, family and work colleagues can help everyone increase their awareness – and help eliminate discrimination.