Updated: Mar 23
Stigma surrounding dementia is still prevalent, and as we mark Dementia Awareness Month, it serves as an important reminder to learn more about the syndrome, its impact, and how to support those living with dementia.
By raising awareness, we can reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. As a small volunteer team, the My Dementia Companion is proud to play our part in this important cause.
Recognised by carers in the media
Our work to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by dementia was recently recognized in the media by one of our users, Lorraine Anderson. Lorraine, who supports her husband Steve with dementia and Parkinson's disease, generously shared her experience and gave a shout-out to our work:
"With all the information available on the internet it can feel overwhelming at times, which is why I use a free online tool called My Dementia Companion to find credible support information from professionals and practical tips from other carers. I have access to a one-stop shop of streamlined information to help me, other family members and our support workers streamline information."
You can read the whole article here.
This recognition came after our Mable Community Grant win, where Mable has put considerable efforts into raising awareness of dementia in their customer base and driving innovation in the community sector. You can read about their effort here and also a short interview of our founder here.
We hope our concerted efforts between individuals, government, and the industry will continue to drive innovation, so families and people impacted by dementia can live well. We will certainly do our part!