Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Cooktown between 31 October and 2 November.
It is estimated there are almost 80,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 174,000 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.
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.
- Tuesday 31 October 9am-12pm
Worried About Your Memory?
This session provides information on memory and common changes that may occur with ageing.
- Tuesday 31 October 1pm-4pm
One-to-One discussions with a Dementia Support Specialist
We are offering an opportunity for people living with dementia, family carers and family members to book in for a free one-to-one chat with a Dementia Support Specialist.
- Wednesday 1 November 9am-4pm
This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.
- Thursday 2 November 9:30am-11am
Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/cooktown 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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