Western Australians are encouraged to get involved in Dementia Awareness Month this September to help improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year throughout September.

This year’s theme is Small actions Big difference.

“This September, during Dementia Awareness Month, we will be highlighting the small actions people can take to create a big difference for people living with dementia, their families and carers,” Ms McCabe said.

“For Dementia Awareness Month 2018, we are inviting the community to pledge their support by becoming a Dementia Friend to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their carers and families, through increased awareness and support.

“Through the Dementia Friends program, we aim to transform the way we, as a community, think, act and talk about dementia. Join us and thousands of others who have already signed up to become a Dementia Friend. “

The feature activity of Dementia Awareness Month is the Small actions Big difference Roadshow, featuring local Dementia advocates, Dementia Australia ambassadors and some of Australia’s leading researchers.

The Small actions Big difference Roadshow will be in Perth on Monday 17 September.

If you or your organisation would like to be involved in Dementia Awareness Month, head to dementia.org.au.