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Dementia and Your Caring Role - 2 day - Griffith - ACT

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Level 3 Endeavour House

2-10 Captain Cook Crescent

Griffith, ACT 2603

Australia

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Dementia and Your Caring Role program by Dementia Australia. Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia.

About this event

This program provides an understanding of dementia and how to care for someone living with dementia.

It includes strategies and resources for:

  • communicating effectively
  • meaningful activities
  • understanding changes in behaviour
  • making your home dementia-friendly
  • the impact of caring for someone with dementia.

Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia. This program is not suitable for professionals employed in the health or aged care sectors. 

This program runs over two consecutive weeks on Tuesdays. Attendees must be available to attend both Tuesdays of the program.

Session dates and times:

  • Tuesday 30 November, 10am till 2pm
  • Tuesday 7 December, 10am till 2pm

Lunch will be provided the first week, please email us if you have any dietary requirements.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This program is delivered interactively, you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

Please note, we are currently undergoing some minor updates to our events. You may notice some changes to the event name and visual display, but the overall content will remain the same.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is pay street and undercover parking available in the Manuka precinct.

There is a bus stop a short walk from the venue. Please check the Transport Canberra website for bus timetables.

If you need further advice contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or please email helpline@dementia.org,au

What precautions are taking place due to Covid19?

Protecting participant health and well being is fundamental for Dementia Australia. The group size will be limited to maintain social distancing.

Please read and abide by the COVID-19 Precautions for attendees listed:

  1. Please DO NOT attend the session if you are feeling unwell in any way.
  2. Wash your hands before the session
  3. Use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the building/classroom.
  4. Bring a pen if you have one
  5. Do not share pens or paperwork
  6. Cough/Sneeze into your elbow and try not to touch your face
  7. Avoid close contact to others and sit at least 1.5m apart.

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Session organiser is Kate Molony phone on 6255 0722 or email ACT.booking@dementia.org.au

Alternatively contact our National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 which is open 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is ideal if you can bring your ticket. However, if you have completed your registration we will have your details and forgetting your ticket won’t be a problem.

How can I find out about other events being run by Dementia Australia?

Visit the Dementia Australia website and view the Events Calendar.

What is available to professionals?

To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.

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Location

Level 3 Endeavour House

2-10 Captain Cook Crescent

Griffith, ACT 2603

Australia

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Organiser Dementia Australia

Organiser of Dementia and Your Caring Role - 2 day - Griffith - ACT

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research.

We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.

Founded by carers more than 35 years ago, today we are the national peak body for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

We involve people impacted by dementia and their experiences in our activities and decision-making, to make sure we are representative of the diverse range of dementia experiences. We amplify the voices of people impacted by dementia through advocating and sharing stories to help inform and inspire others.

For more information on the services we offer and advice on dementia please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm (except public holidays).

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