Free dementia education sessions on the Sunshine Coast

Are you worried about your memory? Do you know someone living with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding free education sessions for Sunshine Coast residents living with dementia, their families and carers.

There are estimated to be more than 80,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Currently, an estimated 250 people are joining the population with dementia each day in Australia.

Dementia Australia General Manager Client Services Lynne Hedley said the aim of Dementia Australia’s education sessions are to provide support for Queensland residents living with dementia, as well as their family, carers and friends who are also impacted.

“When someone you know or love is diagnosed with dementia it can be a challenging time,” Ms Hedley said.

“Facilitated by dementia experts, Dementia Australia’s education sessions cover effective strategies to help manage daily life, maintain good health and remind families that support is available.

“Importantly, our courses are delivered in a safe, friendly and understanding environment.”

Specific location details will be provided upon registration to the below courses and light refreshments are provided.

Sunshine Coast

· Dementia – Know the Facts: Thursday 2 August

· Considering Residential Care: Wednesday 8 August

To register or find out more information about a course, please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, email [email protected] or visit dementia.org.au.

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 425,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)

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

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