For family carers and family members

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.

Activities at home - for clients

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.

Bathing made easy - for clients

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.

Care for the carer - for clients

This series of sessions provides an understanding of dementia. It explores strategies, resources and support services for maintaining positive carer wellbeing and effective communication. 

Communication and dementia - for clients

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

Coping with changes in behaviours - for clients

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.

Driving and dementia - for clients

This session provides an overview of the effects of dementia on driving, while offering strategies to assist caregivers to talk about driving with the people in their care.

EDIE for family carers - for clients

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.

Grief, loss and dementia - for clients

These sessions provides an overview of dementia and caring for someone who has dementia. It focuses on practical tools to manage the emotions associated with change, including loss and grief. 

Health and hygiene at home - for clients

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.

How dementia-friendly is your home? - for clients

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.  

Is it dementia, depression or delirium? - for clients

This session provides information about the differences between dementia, depression and delirium and the relationship between these conditions.  

Mild cognitive impairment - for clients

This session provides information about mild cognitive impairment as it relates to older people, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.

Online webinars

A range of Webinars have been developed for both people living with dementia and their carers or support people.

Parkinson’s and Lewy body disease - for clients

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.

Recently diagnosed - for clients

This session provides information about a dementia diagnosis and the support options available following a diagnosis. 

Relationships, intimacy in dementia: coping with challenges - for clients

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.

Transitioning to respite and residential care - for clients

This session provides information about the benefits of respite care, deciding when residential care may be needed, understanding residential care and continuing care at home.

Understanding dementia - for clients

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.  

Younger onset dementia - for clients

This session provides information specific to younger people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, exploring the unique impacts of younger onset dementia.

Contact us to discuss for range of educational programs and services available in your region. Call 1800 100 500 or email [email protected]