Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering a range of support in Manjimup between 16 November and 18 November 2021.
There are estimated to be more than 3,000 people living with dementia in the federal electorate of O’Connor. Without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to an estimated 5,000 people living with dementia by 2058.
The Dementia Australia courses are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends to attend free education sessions 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 16 November 9:30am-11:00am in Manjimup
Introduction to 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.
· Tuesday 16 November 11:30am-12:30pm in Manjimup
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 16 November 1:30pm-3:30pm in Manjimup
· Wednesday 17 November 5:00pm-6:30pm in Manjimup
Communication and Dementia
This session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
· Wednesday 17 November 9:30am-12:30pm in Manjimup
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.
· Wednesday 17 November 1:30pm-4:00pm in Manjimup
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.
· Thursday 18 November 9:30am-3:00pm in Manjimup
Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/manjimup 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 from 8am-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.