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What is Dementia? Dementia is not one specific disease, it is a general term of the decline in mental ability which ends up affecting the person’s day to day life. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. People with dementia may struggle to control their emotions or solving simple problems.

We are proud to officially announce the launch of Dementia Australia, a unified, national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. Dementia Australia represent the 436,366 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care. Dementia Australia is a dementia-friendly community where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. Dementia Australia has developed resources to assist all Australians in getting a better understanding of what they can do to contribute to a dementia-friendly nation.

Do a Trek to Remember is an event that will offer you and your friends the opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy each other’s company while completing a 23KM endurance trek across south-east Queensland in teams of four to six. This trek aims to raise money and to create awareness for the great work that Dementia Australia delivers to the Australian communities. The trek begins at Enoggera Reservoir with registration opening at 0600 at Enoggera Reservoir, The Gap in Brisbane. There are complimentary BBQ’s, fruit and a small briefing of the importance of the trek at Mt. Nebo, then you can begin your trek, which should take between 5-7hours to complete. The route will guide you through D’Aguilar National Park, stunning rainforest and rolling hills, the trek is mostly downhill, however, there are a few challenging uphills along the way. There is also minimum fundraising of $90 per person.

Registrations for this event are now open! Will you trek to Remember?

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