THERE are 332,000 Australians living with dementia today.
That figure is expected to triple by 2050.
Such predictions are frightening.
So it's fantastic to see a group of regional GPs joining the fight against dementia with a project launched on Thursday.
The St Anthony Memory Service program will operate out of clinics in Strathfieldsaye, Heathcote, Rochester, Boort and Elmore.
The program aims to upskill GPs on dementia research and treatment while giving patients greater access to early detection services.
Projects such as this will be vital into the future if Australia wants to change the trend projected above.
It's heartening to see a group of GPs determined to not only improve their knowledge but deliver better services to our community.
Well done all and good luck with this great initiative.