Dementia Australia to run courses on Sunshine Coast

Dementia Australia

Are you concerned about your memory or do you or someone you know have dementia? Dementia Australia is running a range of sessions at Kawana and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast between 22 and 25 February 2021. All Sunshine Coast residents impacted by dementia are invited to register to attend.

There are estimated to be 7,400 people living with dementia in federal electorates of Fairfax and Fisher. Without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to an estimated more than 17,300 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.

Education sessions include:

Grief, Loss and Dementia

This session provides an overview of dementia and caring for someone who has dementia, with a focus on practical tools to manage the emotions associated with change, including loss and grief.

· Tuesday 23 February, 9:30

Worried About Your Memory?

This session focuses 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, 23 February, 9:30am

· Thursday February, 9:30am

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 February, 1pm

Carer Gateway Information

Carer Gateway gives carers access to a range of free services and supports to help them in their caring role. Join us for a free information session and find out how we can best support you.

· Tuesday 23 February, 2pm

Understanding Dementia

This session is an introduction to dementia, including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis and how to support someone living with dementia now and planning for the future.

· Thursday, 25 February, 1pm

Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/sunshinecoastfor details and to register.

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. Visit our website at www.dementia.org.au

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