A diagnosis of dementia is not something to be ashamed of… it’s a part of life and ageing for many people. In fact, almost half a million Australians are living with dementia.
There are many misconceptions associated with dementia, and a diagnosis does not mean you should expect the worst-case scenario. Many people live full and active lives following diagnosis including driving, living independently and socially involved in their communities.
There is a great deal of help available for people with dementia including medications and in-home support, especially if you take action early.
For more information regarding Dementia, visit Dementia Australia at www.dementia.org.au.