Hawthorn residents invited to dementia education programs

Dementia Australia

Are you living with dementia or memory loss, or caring for a loved one who lives with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding a family carer education program for residents living in the Hawthorn area.

There are estimated to be more than 3,100 people living with dementia in the federal electorate of Kooyong. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people in Kooyong is expected to increase to an estimated 7,000 people by 2058.
Dementia Australia is running two concurrent workshops on Monday, 16 March 2020. This program is for family, friends and carers of people with dementia, who want to know more about the disease and who also want to attend with someone living with memory loss or dementia.
The Communication and Dementia session is designed for family members and carers of people with dementia and will provide information on the disease, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
The Keeping an Active Mind session is design for people with memory loss and/or living with dementia. This interactive workshop will utilise the principles of Montessori to engage participants to learn strategies to keep an active mind.
The sessions will be held on Monday, 16 March 2020 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Both sessions will run concurrently, but in separate rooms. As this is a concurrent session, there must be an attendee for both the session for carers and the session for people living with dementia.
This program is funded by the Australian Government and concessions are available. Please call the facilitator to discuss prior to registration.
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