This MARCH can you survive on memories of CHOCOLATE to help someone living with dementia? #iamchocolateblocked
About The Challenge
This March can you survive on memories of chocolate to help someone living with dementia?
Imagine for a moment what it might be like to lose your memory of amazing joys like the taste of chocolate, or even the liberty to pop up to the shops and indulge your taste buds for a magical moment. Unfortunately, this could be the reality for someone who is living with dementia.
For a short time in March, we are asking you to last only on your memories of chocolate to raise funds for the 41,630 people living with dementia in Western Australia. The Chocolate Block Challenge is perfectly timed too, so you don’t miss out on a chocoholics most celebrated time of year… Easter!
Australians are consuming more chocolate than ever before. It seems many of us find it hard to resist indulging, but don’t Flake out on us - we know you can do it! Get the whole family involved for moral support to ensure you don’t fall off the Wagon Wheel.
Read our simple fundraising ideas to help get you started, and download the survival kit to help you get through the entire month without chocolate! Sign up now and be sure to share with all your friends and family so they can join you on the Chocolate Block Challenge.
Have you got what it takes? Take the challenge this March and sign up now!
For over 35 years, always and only focused on dementia.
Alzheimer’s WA is the oldest and largest dementia specific advocacy and support organisation in Western Australia. We advocate for more than 41,100 Western Australians living with all types of dementia and provide direct care, support, education and information to assist them as well as their families and carers.
Alzheimer’s WA are the dementia experts in Western Australia. Our vision is of a world where people with dementia and their families are supported and valued on their dementia journey.
We work to improve the lived experience of those on the dementia journey through our advocacy, leadership, innovation, education, partnerships and holistic, person-centred care and support; and to support the pursuit of risk reduction, treatment and cure for dementia.
Dementia is the leading cause of death of women in Australia and the second leading cause of death of all Australians. Each week, there are 180 new diagnoses of dementia in Western Australia; one person every sixty minutes.
There are currently over 41,100 Western Australians diagnosed with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, this number is projected to increase rapidly to almost 150,000 by 2056. There is no cure.
Dementia is an umbrella term for the many conditions and symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It affects thinking, memory, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. There are over 100 types of dementia. The most common in Australia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, although risk increases with age. Our ageing population means that the number of people with dementia is rapidly rising.
Alzheimer’s WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:
Dementia Specialist Support Workers.
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