Free dementia education sessions in Lockyer Valley

Are you worried about your memory? Do you know someone living with dementia? Dementia Australia is holding free sessions for QLD 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 Queensland's 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.

 

Sessions:

  • Family Carers Course: Tuesday 13 February
  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see https://www.dementia.org.au/

 

Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia.

 

National Dementia Helpline phone 1800 100 500

 

30 January 2018.