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Intouch : In Touch Summer 2011-12
12 IN TOUCH SUMMER 2011 (from page 10) even longer, " Judy told marchers. "People need timely diagnoses to allow them the time they need to access information, proper treatments and support services, and to plan for their future. "For Chris, coping with diagnosis was diffcult as the support services he needed to access catered for the elderly. Chris felt like all interaction with his peers had come to an end and he was expected to socialise with people his parents' age. "Dementia is a progressive illness and people who have it in the early stages need support and social engagement. Support services need to be fexible so that they can accommodate different needs and different ages. " Many carers also need more support. "We need respite too, so we can continue caring for our loved ones at home without becoming burnt out, " said Judy. Kate Swaffer was busy with her career and family when, in her late 40s, she was diagnosed with YOD. "Dementia is an illness with much stigma and my life has changed in ways that are challenging to understand and diffcult to live with, ” Kate said. DEMENTIA IS A PROGRESSIVE ILLNESS AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE IT IN THE EARLY STAGES NEED SUPPORT AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT. SUPPORT SERVICES NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE SO THAT THEY CAN ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND DIFFERENT AGES. FEATURE GET INVOLVED Show your support by 'Liking' the Fight Dementia Facebook page. W: www.facebook.com/ fghtdementia Join the Fight Dementia campaign by signing up to become a Dementia Champion and writing to your local MP. Visit the campaign website to fnd out how you can be a champion. W: www.campaign. fghtdementia.org.au FIND OUT MORE The Dementia Across Australia report, the National Strategies to Address Dementia paper and more information on the Dementia Action Plan are available at the Alzheimer's Australia website. W: www.alzheimers.org.au Find out more about the Fight Dementia campaign at the Fight Dementia website. W: www.campaign. fghtdementia.org.au
In Touch Issue 78
In Touch Autumn 2012