Unfortunately, in 2018, there will be an estimated 425,400 Australians who will be living with dementia. Dementia is now the second leading cause of death in Australia. These figures are dramatic and have risen greatly during the last ten or so years. There is an urgent need to help and to educate people who are living with this disease. This is also very important for those living with the people who have dementia, as they are generally the primary carers for these people.
This is a campaign which will encourage people to get friends and family together for A Roast to Remember this Spring. This will help to raise funds for a much-needed community dementia bus. It is envisaged that this bus will help give West Australians some "respite, education and peace of mind."
The dementia bus will be for the wider community who do not have immediate access to the local services. These services trial new innovations being discovered. Some of these include virtual reality and therapy techniques as methods for dealing with a loved one who has dementia.
The carers of these sufferers definitely need a break and for this reason, the patient needs to go into respite every now and then, depending on their circumstances.
It is envisaged that the people running this bus will be able to provide useful advice to carers. They will also be able to provide education to schools and those living with dementia in metropolitan Perth and regional areas.
Community Vision is asking the whole community to participate in A Roast to Remember.
HOW YOU CAN HELP There are several ways that members of the public can help in this program:
You could host your own roast meal and collect donations from your visitors. You can register as a host at this link. You can purchase your roast from Mondo Butchers, and you can read more about this fantastic butcher here. You will receive a 10% discount plus a further 10% will be donated to A Roast to Remember. You will need to download your voucher here in order to claim this discount.
You can have your roast meal at participating OZeating restaurants. There will be more of these added to the list as more restaurants are continuing to join this great cause!
If you buy a WAfoodies membership, $5 will go to A Roast to Remember and you will save hundreds of dollars per year on dining out.
You can just go into your nearest participating Commonwealth Bank and make your donation – see website for participating branches.
Or you can just donate directly to Community Vision's A Roast to Remember – click here.
About A Roast to Remember Community Vision is a not-for-profit community-based organisation. They were established in 2001 to provide several services to people of all ages and abilities through Home Care, Veterans' Home Care Assessments, Disability and Family Day Care service programs to residents in Perth.
Community Vision creates a stronger and more connected community through these services. They have set the benchmark in community care, and have improved the lives of many people during their "hard" times. They do this by helping out where other organisations do not.
Community Vision aims to help people live their lives the way they want to.
SUPPORT THEIR CAMPAIGN
Please help to support their campaign to raise awareness of dementia. Help them purchase a "dementia bus" which will provide direct support to people living with, and people caring for, those with this dreadful disease.