Dementia sufferers and carers enjoy decaf at D Caf
Dementia is one of the biggest health problems in Australia.
There are currently more than 400,000 people in Australia with Dementia, nearly 1 in 10 people over 65 suffer from it, and most shockingly, it’s the second biggest killer of Australians.
But it remains incredibly difficult to diagnose, and once diagnosed, there’s no treatment.
There’s also so much taboo – despite its prevalence, people tend to dismiss the condition and put off talking about concerns until it’s too late.
As a result, many sufferers become socially isolated and withdrawn.
But the Ku-Ring-Gai Dementia Alliance wants to change this, through their new initiative, D Caf.
The first of its kind in the area, it supports people living with dementia and their carers, through weekly community events.
It allows them to connect and socialise with others in similar situations, in a relaxed, informal and most importantly, stigma-free way.
Tim England is the Chairman of the KDA, and it is his vision that is the driving force behind D Caf.