Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Pinjarra and South Yunderup between 11 and 13 December.
It is estimated there are almost 40,000 people living with dementia in Western Australia. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 90,000 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.
Dementia care finder clinic
These free half hour sessions will provide an introduction to our dementia care finder service. This service is suitable for older people living with dementia who do not have family members or friends to help them navigate the aged care system and find the right support for them.
- Monday 11 December 11am-2pm in Pinjarra
Communication and Dementia
This session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communications can occur as a result of dementia.
- Tuesday 12 December 10am-1pm in Pinjarra
- Wednesday 13 December 11am-2pm in South Yunderup
Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/pinjarra-southyunderup 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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