Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Esperance between 24 and 29 February.
It is estimated there are almost 41,400 people living with dementia in Western Australia. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 86,800 people living with dementia by 2054.
These 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.
Understanding Changes in Behaviour
This session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and the impacts of changed behaviour.
Monday 26 February 9:30am-12:30pm
Dementia Essentials (for professionals)
This session will provide orientation and training for good communication, applying person-centred principles and help create a supportive environment for people living with dementia.
Monday 26 February – Thursday 29 February, 11am-4:30pm everyday
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.
Monday 26 February 5:30pm-7:00pm
Activities at Home
This practical session assists carers looking after someone at home with ideas for engaging activities.
Tuesday 27 February 9:30am-12:00pm
Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/esperance 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
Media contacts: Andrea Hogan, Manager Media and Communications, Andrea.Hogan@dementia.org.au, 0406 904 118
When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.
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