Dementia Australia’s Brain Hubs coming to Emerald and Blackwater

Dementia Australia

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia?

Dementia Australia is offering a range of support in Emerald and Blackwater between 1 August and 4 August.

There are an estimated 94,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to an estimated 207,000 people living with dementia by 2058.

The Brain Hubs are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, friends and health care providers to attend free education sessions and to connect you to the information, education and support you need. Please note, bookings are essential.

Events and education sessions include:

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.

  • Tuesday 2 August 2022, 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Emerald
  • Wednesday 3 August 2022, 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Blackwater

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.

  • Monday 1 August 2022, 2:00pm – 4:30pm in Emerald

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.

  • Thursday 4 August 2022, 9:30am – 12:30pm in Emerald

Grief, Loss and Dementia

This session provides an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia.

  • Tuesday 2 August 2022, 9:30am – 12:00pm in Emerald

Understanding 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 2 August 2022, 9:30am – 12:00pm in Emerald
  • Wednesday 3 August 2022, 9:30am – 12:00pm in Blackwater

Worried About Your Memory?

This session provides information on memory and common changes that may occur with ageing.

  • Tuesday 2 August 2022, 2:30pm – 4:00pm in Emerald
  • Wednesday 3 August 2022, 2:30pm – 4:00pm in Blackwater

Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/emeraldblackwater 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.

Key Facts:

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.

About us:

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.

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