September is Dementia Awareness Month and the Department of Human Services has been working closely with Dementia Australia to share information to help families start a conversation about dementia.
We did a callout for questions on social media and filmed a panel Q&A with Dementia Australia’s Dr Kaele Stokes and one of our Financial Information Service officers, Justin Bott.
The panel discussion touched on issues including pension rates, downsizing, younger onset dementia and where to go for more information and support.
Watch the full discussion below.
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