Communication and Dementia

This course is available in
All states

The session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia. 

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

You will gain knowledge on:

  • different types and symptoms of dementia
  • the brain and its function in relation to communication
  • strategies for more effective communication.

Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia.

This session is intended for people caring for or supporting a family member who has been diagnosed with dementia. This session is not suitable for people living with dementia. 

This session can be delivered on behalf of aged care and disability service providers onsite to people living with dementia and their families. If you would like to discuss onsite delivery, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. 

This session is not suitable for professional carers or people employed in the health or aged care industries. The resources, content and delivery will not meet the needs of professionals. To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development, please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.

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