Free Dementia Education Sessions

Free Dementia Education Sessions

Free Dementia Education Sessions

Are you worried about your memory? Do you know someone living with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding free education sessions for Lockyer Valley residents affected by dementia.

250 Australians are diagnosed with dementia each day. With figures expected to grow to more than 1 million diagnosed by 2056 – it is a disease that touches many and impacts all.

In Queensland alone, there are currently 77,633 people living with dementia. An estimated 951 of these reside in Lockyer Valley.

Senior Dementia Advisor Amanda Warman said, “The aim of Dementia Australia’s education sessions is 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 daunting and difficult time.

“Facilitated by dementia experts, workshops cover effective strategies to help manage daily life and to keep healthy while also reminding people that support is available,” Amanda said.

“Importantly, they are delivered in a safe, supportive and understanding environment.”

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

 

Gatton:

  • Family Carers Course: Tuesday 13 February

 

Toowoomba:

  • Dementia – Know the facts: Tuesday 6 March
  • Family Carers Course: Wednesday 14 March
  • Living With Memory Loss: Thursday 22 March

 

To register or find out more information, including course times and specific locations, please call 1800 588 699, email qld.services@dementia.org.au or visit www.dementia.org.au

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