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Free dementia education for families impacted by dementia in Maryborough

Press release October 31, 2018

Are you caring for a loved one who is living with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding a free education course for residents living in Maryborough.

In 2018, there are estimated to be more than 82,000 people living with dementia in Queensland and more than 3,600 of these people live in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people in Queensland living with dementia is expected to increase to more than 116,000 people by 2028 and more than 207,000 people by 2058.

The aim of Dementia Australia’s education sessions are to provide support for Queensland residents living with dementia by providing information to carers who are involved in their care.

 

Dementia Australia’s Family Carers Course provides information on maintaining a healthy and respectful relationship through effective communication and understanding between a person living with dementia and their care giver.

Courses also provide carers with an opportunity to meet with others who are sharing a similar experience, allowing time to socialise and share important links to local support services that support carer well-being. 

The course will be in Maryborough on Friday 9 November between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

Topics include:

•       The nature of dementia

•       Effective communication

•       The impact of dementia

•       Activities for living and pleasure

•       Understanding and responding to behaviours of concern

All Dementia Australia education courses are delivered in a friendly, safe and supportive environment by trained Dementia Australia staff.

Registration for the course is essential. To register, or for more information including location and time, please contact Dementia Australia 1800 100 500 or email qld.services@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 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.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Interpreter service available

(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)

Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

www.dementia.org.au

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Media contacts: Peta Leveritt-Baker – peta.leveritt-baker@dementia.org.au – 0435 532 214 or Michael Kane –Michael.kane@dementia.org.au – 0438 437 576.

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

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Education Dementia