Guest Speaker: Kerry McMahon

Subject: An Overview of Dementia

Time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Date: Thursday 19th March

Where: Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)

Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians with almost one in ten people over 65 having dementia. In 2018, dementia cost Australia more than $15 billion. By 2025, the total cost of dementia is predicted to exceed $18.7 billion. People with dementia account for 52% of all residents in residential aged care facilities, and three in ten people over the age of 85, and almost one in 10 people over 65 have dementia.

Dementia Australia works with individuals and families, all levels of government, and other key stakeholders to ensure people of all ages with all types of dementia, as well as their families and carers, are appropriately supported – at work, at home, in aged care facilities, or in their local community. Kerry McMahon has volunteered for Dementia Australia for over 10 years in a variety of roles.  She joined the organization after supporting her father, who lived with younger onset dementia.

The first half of the meeting is devoted to reports of Club activities  and information about future planned events.

After morning tea, the meeting is addressed by a guest speaker. (Click on “General Meeting” above for each year’s speakers since 2012).

After the meeting, a number of members choose to get together for lunch at a local restaurant.

There is ample free parking in nearby streets, or you can come by tram – we are on the ‘109’ route that runs to and from Box Hill (stop 50).

You will receive a warm welcome, and someone will be assigned to introduce you to other members. Come join us.