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Dementia Australia supports Waroona

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Waroona between 22 April and 23 April.

It is estimated there are more than 40,500 people living with dementia in Western Australia. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to almost 87,000 people living with dementia by 2054.

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.


Understanding Dementia

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

  • Monday 22 April 10:30am-1pm


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 23 April 10am-12:30pm

 

Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/get-involved/brain-hub/brain-hub-wa-waroona 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 and Communications Advisor, 0402 284 257, Stephen.oconnell@dementia.org.au

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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