Are you supporting someone with a diagnosis of dementia? Dementia Australia is holding a free family carer education course for the Adelaide community.
In 2018, there is estimated to be more than 35,000 people living with dementia in South Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia in South Australia is expected to increase to an estimated 43,000 people by 2025 and 74,000 people by 2056.
Dementia Australia’s Family Carer Course provides information on maintaining a healthy and respectful relationship between the carer and person living with dementia through improved communication methods and understanding.
Attending courses also provides carers with the opportunity to meet with others who are sharing a similar experience, allowing time to socialise and share important links to local support services to enhance carer well-being.
Topics discussed include:
· Understanding dementia
· Responding to changes in behaviour
· Effective communication
· The caring role
· Planning for the future and legal issues
· Services and supports available to you
All of Dementia Australia’s education courses are delivered in a friendly, safe and supportive environment facilitated by trained staff. —
Course registrations are essential. To register, or f