Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Orange between 17-20 July 2023.
It is estimated there are almost 135,000 people living with dementia in New South Wales. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 260,000 people living with dementia by 2058.
The Dementia Australia sessions are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, and friends to attend free education to better understand dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide. Please note, bookings are essential.
Carer Wellness Program
This group session is designed to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for a carer, family or friend of a person living with dementia.
- Monday 17 July 9:30am-3pm
This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of the different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.
- Tuesday 18 July 9:30am-11:30am
It starts with you
If you are passionate about your local community and want to make it more dementia-friendly then this session is for you
- Tuesday 18 July 11:30am-12:30pm
Mild Cognitive Impairment
This session provides information about mild cognitive impairment, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.
- Tuesday 18 July 1:30pm-3:30pm
Communication and Dementia
This session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
- Wednesday 19 July 9:30am-12:30pm
Activities at Home
This practical session assists carers looking after someone at home to plan engaging activities. It promotes independence and wellbeing by focusing on what the person with dementia can do.
- Wednesday 19 July 1:30pm-3:30pm
Understanding Younger Onset Dementia
This session provides an introduction to younger onset dementia and the unique impacts of a diagnosis of dementia earlier in life.
- Wednesday 19 July 3:30pm-6pm
EDIE for Family Carers
This session enhances knowledge of dementia through virtual reality technology that allows participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia.
- Thursday 20 July 9:30am-12:30pm
Understanding Changes in Behaviours
This session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and the impacts of changed behaviour.
- Thursday 20 July 1:30pm-4:30pm
Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/orange for details and to register. You can also call the National Dementia Helpline to register for this course on 1800 100 500. The National Dementia Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.5 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.
For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au
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