September 1, 2021

Dementia awareness month

Senior aged ladies talking and laughing together

Did you know that September is the international awareness month for dementia? The global campaign is spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Disease International and is now in its tenth year. The theme this year is ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.

Closer to home, Dementia Australia’s campaign, Dementia Action Week, runs from 20 to 26 September. Its theme, developed in collaboration with people living with dementia and family carers, is ‘A little support makes a big difference’.

So: two organisations, two angles – both vital for people living with dementia.

At DTA, we’re wholeheartedly supporting both campaigns.

We develop evidence-based resources aimed at those working in health and care settings to support people living with dementia and their family carers.

We help health and care professionals to know about dementia – through introductory courses such as ‘Understanding the brain’ and ‘Alzheimer’s disease’.

We offer training and consultancy services to those working in aged care. We know that often it is the examples of a little support that are transformative.

If you’re keen to know more about dementia, refresh your understanding and/or extend your skills, September is the perfect time to do so.

If you are not already part of the DTA community then start with signing up for our free membership. Look for the green button at the top right of our homepage

Join our event program

2 September – 5:00pm (AWST)

Best practice cognitive impairment and dementia care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care webinar, in association with the University of Melbourne

17 September – 10:00am (AEST)

Anxiety and depression in dementia symposium, in association with Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration

22 September – 10:00am (AWST) Dementia Enabling Environments for Falls Prevention webinar, in collaboration with Injury Matters and Stay on Your Feet WA

22 September – 4:00pm (AWST)

Detection of cognitive impairment and dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care webinar, in association with the University of Melbourne

Listen to our new podcast

Have you ever wondered what GPs have to say about dementia? Listen to the Dementia in Practice podcast, series one.

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Meet us

If you are in Perth near Joondalup on 9 September, come to the Ramsay Health Care Cognitive Impairment Open Day and chat with our staff about your dementia training needs. You’ll find us at the H2 conference room – 2nd floor, Grand Blvd & Shenton Ave, Joondalup Hospital, Joondalup.

Test your knowledge

Read recent articles published in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care and test your understanding in our Read and Quiz modules. Find out more at

Follow us on social media

LinkedIn @dementia-training-australia

Facebook @dementiatrainingaustralia

Twitter @DementiaTrainAu



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