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Dementia Australia,Vincent Fairfax Family Resource Centre - Room 1

120 Cox Road

North Ryde, NSW 2113

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Living with dementia program by Dementia Australia. Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.

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This program provides an overview of dementia and how to proceed after a diagnosis including coping with change, relationships and communication, planning for the future and staying healthy.

These sessions are delivered interactively, you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

These groups are specifically designed for people in the early stages of dementia and their support person. People with dementia can attend alone if they wish. Once you are registered, our facilitators will contact you to discuss whether the program will be suitable for you.

This program will run across, 7 consecutive weeks every Thursdays, 2 hours per session.

  • Week 1 - Thursday 05 August 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 2 - Thursday 12 August 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 3 - Thursday 19 August 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 4 - Thursday 26 August 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 5 - Thursday 02 September 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 6 - Thursday 09 September 2021, 10am - 12pm
  • Week 7 - Thursday 16 September 2021, 10am - 12pm

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

Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.

This program is not suitable for professionals employed in the health or aged care sectors.

Dementia Australia offers a wide range of education for a professional health care worker. Please visit our website for details at https://dementialearning.org.au/

FAQs

Can I attend without registering?

No, you will need to register to attend this session, if the registration has closed, please email NSW.Referrals@dementia.org.au to register (subject to availability and eligibility).

How many people can register this session?

2 people, the person living with dementia and his/her family carer.

How will I know the program is suitable?

The program is for the person living with Dementia along with a family carer or family member, however, people with dementia can attend alone if they wish. Once you are registered, our facilitators will contact you to discuss whether the program will be suitable for you.

What precautions are taking place due to COVID19?

Please visit COVID screening station on Norton Road for a temperature check before entering Dementia Australia building. This is a requirement of NSW Health for every person accessing this site which applies to all walk-in and drive thru. Also please scan the QR code as you are entering our building. Thank you.

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

If you are planning to drive, there are limited parking available on our premises on Norton Road . Alternatively, there is street parking on Cox's road and nearby area .

If you are planning to take a public transport, the closest Metro Station would be Macquarie Park Station. From there, you can catch a bus No. 506 Lane Cove Rd, Stand A.

If you are coming from City, you can catch a bus No. 288 from Wynyard Station, Clarence Street, Stand R .

Light refreshments will be provided, please email us at NSW.Referrals@dementia.org.au if you have a dietary requirement.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 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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Dementia Australia,Vincent Fairfax Family Resource Centre - Room 1

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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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