Who we are?
We are an informal group of people with dementia, including carers and friends. We meet regularly to socialize in quiet, non-threatening environments. Our ages range from middle age to people in their eighties.
We have diverse backgrounds, but are united by the effects of dementia and the desire to help ourselves and others facing similar challenges.
We are trying to break down many of the social barriers that people with dementia have to deal with.
What we do?
We meet informally, usually in the middle of the month, at a variety of locations. We aim to meet at outdoor venues that are dementia friendly and interesting, such as beaches and parks.
We are also the conduit to feed ideas and opinions to the Kiama Dementia Advisory Committee and the Dementia Friendly Pilot Program in Kiama. We help one another with the challenges we all face and we use our collective voice to help shape our community.
Why we do this?
We do this, because we care and we want to bring about change. We are breaking down the stigma and social isolation associated with dementia. We are building an inclusive, dementia-friendly community.
How can we help?
We have a shared life experience dealing with dementia and we value you and your story. From this shared experience, we offer empathy and understanding.
We do not offer medical advice.