Sun. May 26th, 2024

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Tamworth between 11-14 September through a series of information and care sessions in a ‘brain hub’.

It is estimated there are almost 135,000 people living with dementia in New South Wales. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 260,000 people living with dementia by 2058.

The free Brain Hub sessions are available to anyone who wants to learn about dementia, including local residents and health care providers. Through the information provided and connections formed, the Brain Hubs serve as a gateway to a wide range of Dementia Australia services, giving communities access to long-term, ongoing support and information.

These Dementia Australia sessions are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, and friends to attend free education to better understand dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide. Please note, bookings are essential.

Carer Wellness Program

This group session is designed to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for a carer, family or friend of a person living with dementia.

  • Monday 11 September 9:30am-3pm

Understanding Dementia

This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of the different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.

  • Tuesday 12 September 9:30am-11:30am

It starts with you

If you are passionate about your local community and want to make it more dementia-friendly then this session is for you

  • Tuesday 12 September 11:30am-12:30pm

Mild Cognitive Impairment

This session provides information about mild cognitive impairment, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.

  • Wednesday 13 September 10am-12pm

Communication and Dementia

This session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.

  • Wednesday 13 September 1pm-3pm

EDIE for Family Carers

This session enhances knowledge of dementia through virtual reality technology that allows participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia.

  • Thursday 14 September 1:30pm-4:30pm

Understanding Changes in Behaviours

This session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and the impacts of changed behaviour.

  • Thursday 14 September 1:30pm-4:30pm

Bookings are essential. Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/tamworth for details and to register. You can also call the National Dementia Helpline to register for this course on 1800 100 500. The National Dementia Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There will also be a free information stand in the Tamworth Square shopping centre.

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