Free dementia awareness seminar in Moama

Do you know someone living with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding a free community seminar for Moama locals wanting to know more about dementia and how they can help a loved one or member of the community living with dementia.

There is estimated to be more than 142,000 people in New South Wales who are living with dementia and a national estimate of more than 425,000 people living with dementia throughout Australia, without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to exceed one million Australians by 2056.

Dementia Australia’s seminar provides communities with a good opportunity to find out the facts about dementia, what the person may be experiencing and appropriate support services available.

The seminar is suitable for everyone in the general community, aiming to provide strategies to strengthen the relationship between family, friends and carers of a person living with dementia and educate members of the community to ensure those diagnosed can live well with dementia and avoid social isolation.

The seminar will explain:

· The causes, key signs, symptoms and risk factors of dementia.

· Why changes in behaviour occur.

· Common dementia myths and misconceptions.

· The importance of seeking a diagnosis.

· Treatments and interventions available and how to access the appropriate support services.

Registrations for the seminar are essential and morning tea will be provided before the seminar commences.

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