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Dementia Australia supports South Burnett and Gympie regions

Dementia Australia 3 mins read

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in the South Burnett and Gympie regions between 10 and 13 June.

It is estimated there are around 82,270 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to around168,300 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 and introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.

  • Monday 10 June, 4pm-5:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Wednesday 12 June, 11am-12:30pm in Gympie
  • Wednesday 12 June, 4pm-5:30pm in Wondai


Worried About Your Memory?

This session provides information on memory and common changes that may occur with ageing. It provides strategies for improving memory, when to seek help about your concerns and services provided by Dementia Australia.

  • Monday 10 June, 1pm-3:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday 13 June, 3pm-5:30pm in Wondai

Chat with a Dementia Support Specialist

Come say hello and have a chat to one of our Dementia Support Specialists about dementia and supports available.

  • Tuesday 11 June, 11am-12:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday 13 June, 2pm-3pm in Wondai

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.

  • Tuesday 11 June, 1pm-4pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday 13 June, 9:30am-12:30pm in Wondai


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.

  • Tuesday 11 June, 9:30am-11am in Kingaroy
  • Wednesday 12 June, 9am-10:30am in Gympie

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.

  • Wednesday 12 June, 9am-2:30pm in Kingaroy

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.

  • Thursday 13 June, 1pm-2pm in Wondai

Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brain-hub-qld-south-burnett-and-gympie-regions 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 & Communication 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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