Are you a family carer or family member of someone living with dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Wanneroo on 9 November.
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 by 2058.
This Dementia Australia session is an opportunity for carers and family to attend free education around grief, loss and the emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia.
About the session - Grief, Loss and Dementia
This session provides information about the kinds of change and loss experienced with dementia, the ways people may experience and express their grief, and emotional coping strategies for family carers of someone living with dementia.
Attendees will gain knowledge in:
- their own responses to grief and loss
- tools to help with support, networking and stress
- strategies that can be put in place to support wellbeing.
Details of the event
- Date: Thursday 9 November
- Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm AWST
- Location: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
It is recommended that participants have previously attended an introductory session on dementia. This session is not suitable for professionals employed in the health or aged care sectors.
Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/events/grief-loss-and-dementia-24 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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