Dementia Australia offers education sessions and group programs for carers, family members and friends of people living with dementia.
Our education sessions and programs are designed in response to the specific needs of people caring for or supporting a family member living with all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal dementia and younger onset dementia. The education programs focus on providing knowledge, strategies and support that is aligned with the various stages of dementia. All sessions are delivered by Dementia Australia's highly experienced facilitators who specialise in the delivery of education and support to people affected by dementia.
Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.
- Recently diagnosed with dementia
- Changed behaviours
- Frontotemporal dementias
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Palliative care and dementia
- The Montessori approach
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Clinical trials and research opportunities
- Younger onset dementia
- Future planning
- Men in the caring role
- Family relationships and dementia
- Younger onset dementia and the caring role
- Younger onset dementia and the NDIS
- Dietetics and the benefits of nutrition in dementia
- Communication problems in dementia
- How occupational therapy can assist you
- At home with dementia - Creating a supportive and enabling environment
- Driving and dementia
- Moving forward with dementia using rehabilitation
This practical session assists carers looking after someone at home to plan engaging activities. It promotes independence and wellbeing by focusing on what the person with dementia can still do.
This session provides an understanding of common behaviours observed during bathing, showering, hair washing and dressing. It provides useful tips to engage a person with dementia more successfully in these activities.
This program gives men the chance to meet others who are caring for a person living with dementia, and to learn together what to expect. It takes a practical approach to developing strategies and identifying support options.
This program offers information and support for family members and carers who are supporting someone in the later stages of dementia, or want to prepare for that time.
The session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
This session provides information about the process of considering and preparing for residential care. It includes strategies to help family carers to decide when residential care may be needed, information on the process for application, and understanding the emotional impact of the change.
This program provides an understanding of dementia and how to care for someone living with dementia.
This session provides information about the impact of dementia on driving. It offers tips for caregivers to recognise when dementia is impacting on someone's ability to drive safely, and strategies for talking about changes with the person with dementia.
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.
This session is about the process of considering respite services and preparing for them. It includes information about types of respite, how to access services, and strategies for preparing for respite. Participants will also be supported to recognise their emotions and share any concerns about respite.
This program provides guidance for people living with dementia, their family members and family carers to plan for the future, once they have come to terms with a diagnosis of dementia and understand the symptoms and impacts of dementia.
This session provides an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia. It provides information about the kinds of change and loss experienced with dementia, the ways people may experience and express their grief, and emotional coping strategies for family carers of someone living with dementia.
This session provides an introduction to a range of health and hygiene issues that may present in caring for a person with dementia. It covers topics including nutrition, showering, dressing, oral health, falls and sleep.
This session provides information about dementia and the likely impact of the symptoms on a person’s perception of, and ability to successfully navigate their home environment.
This session provides information about the differences between dementia, depression and delirium and the relationship between these conditions.
This program provides an overview of dementia and how to proceed after a diagnosis. It covers coping with change, relationships and communication, planning for the future and staying healthy.
This program provides education and support for people recently diagnosed with younger onset dementia.
This session provides information about mild cognitive impairment, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.
This session provides information on similarities and differences between Lewy body disease, Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s dementia and offers practical tips for family carers.
This session provides information on how relationships, intimacy and sexuality is affected by dementia including changed sexual behaviours, loss of inhibitions and managing sexual behaviours.
This session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and the impacts of changed behaviour. It will introduce problem solving models, including strategies to minimise and respond to changed behaviour.
This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.