Free dementia education course on the Gold Coast

Do you know someone recently diagnosed with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding a free carer education course for Gold Coast residents providing care to someone who is living with dementia.

Currently, an estimated 250 Australians are joining the population with dementia each day. With figures expected to grow to almost 1.1 million in Australia by 2058 – it is a condition that touches many.

In 2018, there is estimated to be more than 82,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people in Queensland living with dementia is expected to increase to an estimated 116,195 people by 2028 and 207,124 people by 2058.

The aim of Dementia Australia’s education session is to provide support for Queensland residents living with dementia, as well as provide support and education to their families and carers who are also impacted.

When someone you love is diagnosed with dementia, it can be a difficult time. Dementia Australia’s Living With Change course covers effective strategies to help manage daily life and keep healthy following a diagnosis to a loved one or friend.

The course is delivered in a safe, supportive and understanding environment and will also cover techniques for improved communication and inform participants about the support available within the local community of the Gold Coast.

Registrations for the below session is essential and specific location details will be provided upon registration.

To register or find out more information about the course, including session times and specific locations, please call Dementia Australia on the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, email qld.services@dementia.org.au or visit dementia.org.au.

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Dementia Australia is educating the community about the small actions that can make a big difference to the lives of people living with dementia. To find out more about how to get involved, please visit dementia.org.au/dementia-awareness-month.

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

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