To coincide with the launch of Dementia Australia (formerly Dementia Australia), Ipsos Australia conducted an Omnibus Online survey of 1,049 members of the general public.
Dementia Australia included eight specific questions in this survey to examine community understandings, beliefs and attitudes about dementia.
The survey findings demonstrate that although there is some understanding of dementia in the general community, it is quite limited.
This is despite the fact that approximately one-third of survey respondents reported that someone close to them had been diagnosed with dementia.
Consequently, there is still much work to be done in increasing community awareness, understanding and acceptance as well as providing support and advocating for people with dementia and their carers.