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.
Every dollar you raise helps ensure we are always here for those living with dementia.
Have you got what it takes?
Join the Challenge today
Register online (free)
Go chocolate-free for 31 days (1 - 31 March 2020)
Raise funds and support those living with dementia
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 all 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.
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.
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.