A little support makes a big difference

Tips for running an event

Explore our tips and tools for hosting your own event for Dementia Action Week.

We know discrimination has a big impact on people living with dementia, their families and carers, and a little support from the community and health care professionals can make a big difference. This year, we are encouraging communities to come together and learn more about how they can support people living with dementia.

Your safety is our priority. When planning your event, please consider local health advice around in-person gatherings and make sure your event is COVID-safe.

Decide what type of event you would like to host

Examples of events you might run:

  • A face-to-face forum in your area.
  • An online event.
  • An event at your workplace.
  • An event at your community group or sporting club.
  • A morning tea at home with family or friends.

Here are some resources, tips and ideas to help choose your venue for your event.

  • Consider if your venue is suitable for your audience, such as people who are culturally and linguistically diverse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Use appropriate signage to make it easy for your guests to locate the venue.

Invite your guests

Below are some digital invitations that you can use to invite your guests. Whether you’re hosting a private event with friends and family, or in a healthcare professional setting, choose the invite that is appropriate to you and personalise it for your event.

Promote your event

Here are some social media tiles to assist you in promoting your event. You can share these social tiles with your professional and personal networks. Make sure you use the hashtag #DementiaActionWeek.

What content to include at your event

Dementia Australia has put together some resources for you to use at your event:

Disclaimer: Dementia Australia has a strict non-endorsement policy. Any Dementia Action Week promotional materials (including social media tiles, PowerPoint presentations, posters or other) used by a third-party organisation to promote activity during Dementia Action Week does not equate to endorsement by Dementia Australia. The Intellectual Property of these materials is still owned by Dementia Australia and the logo cannot be altered as per copyright.