Sydney Memory Walk & Jog
Take your brain for a walk
To help promote the healthy benefits of walking, the City of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia joined forces for the annual Sydney Memory Walk and Jog.
The fun day out, held during Dementia Awareness Month, raised much-needed funds to provide support, education and resources for people living with dementia in NSW and their carers.
Sydney Memory Walk and Jog took place on Sunday 14 September 2014.
There are an estimated 332,000 Australians with dementia. In Sydney alone there are an estimated 1,100 people with the debilitating condition, and that figure is expected to rise by 300 per cent by 2050.
The City is investing $50 million to improve the useability and safety of the most popular walking routes in central Sydney over the next 10 years.
Dementia is a devastating disease and its impact is felt right throughout the community. One person develops the condition in Australia every 6 minutes. That is one of the health reasons why we are investing in creating an environment where people are encouraged to be active and walk more.
Regular walking can improve memory and thinking functions. It can also help protect against cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia.
Last updated: Wednesday, 13 August 2014