A little support makes a big difference

Look out for people in your community

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.

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 discrimination.

The good news is, despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, a lot can be done to improve the dementia experience for people living with dementia and carers.

  • Look for ways to connect and introduce yourself to people in your community who may be impacted by dementia. It can also be helpful to introduce yourself each time you meet with a simple greeting such as ‘Hi Lisa, it’s Peta’.
  • If someone has stepped away from your services or community group, see if you can check in and see how they’re going. They may just need a little support to return.

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The National Dementia Helpline is a free service that provides information and advice to all people who would like to know more about dementia or access services and support.

Dementia Australia’s national library service offers print and digital resources about dementia. Explore information related to these tips by accessing the library guide.