Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering a range of support in the Busselton, Dunsborough and Bunbury region of Western Australia between 18 May and 21 May 2021.
There are estimated to be more than 2,900 people living with dementia in federal electorate of Forrest. Without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to an estimated 5,600 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:
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.
· Tuesday 18 May 9:30am – 11:30am at Busselton, WA
· Wednesday 19 May 2:30pm – 4:00pm at Eaton, WA
· Thursday 30 May 1:30pm – 3:00pm at Dunsborough, WA
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 18 May 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Busselton, WA
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.
· Thursday 20 May 10:00am – 11:30am at Busselton, WA
Dementia support and connecting session
Session by South West Women’s Health & Information Centre, hosting a range of speakers to cover services and support.
· Friday 21 May 9:00am – 12:00pm at Bunbury, WA
· Friday 21 May 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Capel, WA
Bookings for courses and sessions are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/busselton to 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.