Seeing the person, not the disability: How would you like to be treated?

23 November 2017

Tom Harmon is a local resident of Kardinya who lives with both Parkinsons and Lewy Bodies Dementia. Tom is a wonderful advocate for International Day of Disability and Disability Awareness Week. He is passionate about getting on with his life and has a great community message about seeing the person and not the disability. Watch his short video interview and ask yourself “How would I like to be treated?”

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992. The aim is to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of International Day of Disability in 2017 is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

If you or someone you know lives with dementia feel free to come along to the Garden City memory café referred to in Tom’s interview, this Tuesday 28th November from 9am – 10:30am at Coffea Fine Espresso in Garden City. This will be the last memory café for 2017, the 2018 dates will be on our website shortly at

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