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Dementia Action Week 19 – 25 September 2022

Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care. The number of people living with dementia is set to double in the next 25 years. With so many people impacted now and into the future, it is vital we clear up some of the prevailing misconceptions about dementia.

People living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives many years after diagnosis. Despite this, they often experience discrimination. In a Dementia Australia survey, more than 70 per cent of people believed discrimination towards people with dementia is common or very common.

The concept for Dementia Action Week was developed in consultation with Dementia Advocates, who have a lived experience of dementia. The ‘A little support makes a big difference’ campaign demonstrates that many people living with dementia can continue to live well for many years after their diagnosis. In 2021, the focus was also on supporting and celebrating carers of people living with dementia.

How can Peak Pharmacies help our

customers with dementia

Peak Pharmacies can support our customers with dementia and their carers through the services we offer instore and through our professional and caring advice we offer.

At Peak Pharmacies, we can help our customers with dementia by:

  • Understanding that customers with dementia might take longer to do tasks in the pharmacy. We take it slow and make it simple for them.

  • Offer support to customers who are having trouble with their medications. We can do a MedsCheck to review your medication and also pack your medications in a blister pack or sachet for weekly collection or delivery.

  • Offer support to customers who find it hard to get into our pharmacies. We can deliver medications through our home delivery service on weekdays.

For more information about dementia, visit the Dementia Australia website or ring the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500

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