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Dementia Australia supports Longreach and Winton

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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 Longreach and Winton between 11 March to 15 March.

It is estimated there are almost 84,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 168,000 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 Dementia

This session provides and introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.

  • Monday 11 March 4pm-5.30pm in Longreach
  • Wednesday 13 March 1pm-2:30pm in Winton

Carer Wellness Program

This group session is designed to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for a carer, family or friend of a person living with dementia.

  • Tuesday 12 March 9am-2pm in Winton
  • Wednesday 13 March 9:30am-3pm in Longreach

Communication and Dementia

The session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.

  • Tuesday 12 March 9am-11:30am in Longreach

Activities At Home

This practical session assists carers looking after someone at home to plan engaging activities. It promotes independence and wellbeing by focusing on what the person with dementia can still do.

  • Tuesday 12 March 1pm-3pm in Longreach
     

Carer Gateway – Information Session

This session provides information for families and carers on how to access free dementia specific services including counselling, coaching, connecting with other carers, practical assistance, planned and emergency respite.

  • Tuesday 12 March 2:30pm-3:30pm in Winton
  • Wednesday 13 March 3pm-4pm in Longreach
     

Worried About Your Memory?

This session provides information on memory and common changes that may occur with ageing.

  • Wednesday 13 March 9am-11:30am in Winton

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.

  • Thursday 14 March 9am-12:30pm in Longreach

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. It will introduce problem solving models, including strategies to minimise and respond to changed behaviour.

  • Thursday 14 March 1pm-4pm in Longreach

Grief, Loss and Dementia

This session provides an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia.

  • Friday 15 March 9:30am-12:30pm in Longreach

Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/longreach-winton 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: Stephen O’Connell, Media & Communications Advisor, Stephen.oconnell@dementia.org.au, 0402 284 257

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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