Dementia Australia represent the 487,500 Australians living with dementia and 1.6 million Australians involved in their care. A sausage sizzle fundraiser, organised by Home Instead Sydney North Shore & Northern Beaches at their local Bunnings in Pymble raised $1015.33, which became the sauce on top of a $10,000 donation from the Home Instead branch to Dementia Australia, ahead of Dementia Action Week.

There was no mis-steaking the delicious smell of generosity in the air when the barbecues fired up and more than 400 snags on bread flew off the tables to help serve up a huge $11,000 donation for Dementia Australia.

Home Instead Sydney North Shore & Northern Beaches CEO Matt Oliver said Home Instead was thrilled with the turnout on the sunny Spring day, with about a dozen volunteers manning the grills, and members of the public generous in their support of the worthy cause.

“Our sausage sizzle was a sizzling success – we wanted to get the community together to shine a light on this important issue that impacts close to half a million Australians – and that number is set to double in the next 25 years*,” Mr Oliver said.

“Dementia – a loss of intellect, memory, social skills and physical function – is a growing area of care for Home Instead, which provides a service to help clients receive care in their own homes.”