Forget me Not – dementia educational program

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia, in Australia the number of people living with dementia is projected to reach 1.1 million by 2056. A new program in South Australia - Forget me Not is helping to educate children about the disease and to build a more aware and accepting community for people living with dementia.

The program runs for 8 weeks delivering weekly lessons to the students in years 4 and 5 and includes collaborative art lessons and fun activities for the seniors and children to enjoy together.

Iris aged 87, a participant in the program said “it was wonderful and really lovely, I enjoyed it”.

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