EDIE for family carers - Wallsend - NSW

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Wallsend Library

30 Bunn Street

Wallsend, NSW 2287

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EDIE for family carers session by Dementia Australia. Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia.

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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. 

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This session utilises Dementia Australia's unique experiential learning technology EDIE (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience). 

You will gain knowledge in:

  • the perspective and needs of a person living with dementia
  • effective communication
  • environmental changes to support a person to live well 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. 

FAQs

Dementia Australia COVID-19 Precautions for Carers

  1. DO NOT attend the session if you are feeling unwell
  2. Wash your hands before the session
  3. Use the provided hand sanitiser as you enter and exit the classroom
  4. Bring a pen if you have one
  5. Do not share pens or paperwork
  6. Cough/Sneeze into your elbow.
  7. Avoid close contact to others and sit 1.5m away from each other

Each carer must complete the Dementia Australia participant symptom checker form individually. If they answer "Yes" to any of the questions or have any flu like symptoms ahead of the program, they will need to leave and be excluded from this session.

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

Metered parking on the street or across the road at Woolworths parking (paid)

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact the facilitator, Justine Sneddon on 0438 715 518 or,

Please email your question to NSW.Referrals@dementia.org.au

 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.

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Wallsend Library

30 Bunn Street

Wallsend, NSW 2287

Australia

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Organiser of EDIE for family carers - Wallsend - NSW

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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