Dementia is NOT a normal part of ageing: Macquarie Fields Community Event

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Glenquarie Library

12 Brooks Street

Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564

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Dementia is NOT a normal part of ageing

Did you know dementia is the leading cause of death for women and the second most common cause of death among all Australians*?

Yet, four out of every ten of us feel awkward around people with dementia.

Too many of us consider being forgetful as part of ageing! Dementia is NOT a normal part of ageing and we should not be afraid to ask those tricky questions and talk about it.

Let’s create a world where we can talk and support those with dementia without feeling awkward!

Join us for a FREE tea, discussion and information session on Thursday, 19 September and let’s get talking!


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To find out more about planning for possible future health challenges, SWSPHN will be hosting a free morning tea information session and discussion.

Location: Glenquarie Library, 12 Brooks Street, Macquarie Fields
Time & Date: 10am-12pm, Thursday, 19 September

Topics covered will include:

  • Dementia - what it is, how it can affect future decision-making and prevention
  • Advance Care Planning – what it is and why it's important for people with dementia
  • Palliative care – why it is for people with dementia too and not only about dying or cancer
  • What I should know about organ and tissue donation decision-making

Have your questions answered and find out more information.

Everyone is welcome. Please register to attend.

For more information
Contact Vitor Rocha at vitor.rocha@swsphn.com.au or call 02 4632 3000


Image of 4 people icons out of ten people icons and the wording 'Four out of ten people feel awkward around or talking to people with dementia'

*Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017
** Four out of ten Australians - Source:
Dementia Australia: Awareness and understanding of dementia in Australia. Research Report 2017

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Glenquarie Library

12 Brooks Street

Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564

Australia

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