Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering a range of support in Broome, Western Australia between 17 – 20 August 2021.
There are estimated to be more than 2,100 people living with dementia in federal electorate of Durack. Without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to an estimated 6,800 people living with dementia by 2058.
The Dementia Australia courses are an opportunity for people living with dementia and carers to attend free education sessions about dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide. Please note, bookings are essential.
Events and education sessions include:
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.
· Tuesday 17 August 1:00pm – 2:30pm AWST in Broome, WA
What you need to know about dementia
This session is designed for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and provides information on dementia, signs and symptoms of dementia, how dementia is diagnosed, living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia and getting help.
· Wednesday 18 August 12:00pm – 1:30pm AWST in Broome, WA
Understanding dementia – Community session
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.
· Thursday 19 August 12:30pm – 2:00pm AWST in Broome, WA
Bookings for courses and sessions are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/broometo view details and register to attend.
Not able to attend? Dementia Australia is still here for you. The National Dementia Helpline is available on 1800 100 500 from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 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.