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Dementia Australia supports Sheffield

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Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Sheffield on 17 October 2023.

It is estimated there are more than 10,300 people living with dementia in Tasmania. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 16,000 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.


Information and Support Stand

Drop by our dementia information and support stand and have a chat to our friendly Dementia Australia staff for information about dementia and the support services available to you.

  • Tuesday 17 October 10am-2pm


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 17 October 11am-12pm


Introduction to Dementia

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 17 October 12:30pm-1:30pm

Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/sheffield 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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Media contacts: Megan Jones, Media & Communications Advisor, megan.jones@dementia.org.au, 0411 461 678

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.

Note to Editors:

We request, where possible, details for the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 appear alongside news stories about dementia, as these stories often prompt questions or concerns:

If this story has prompted any questions or concerns, please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit dementia.org.au.

 

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