Living With Dementia Program

This course is available in
All states

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.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This program 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 in:

  • dementia and related issues such as planning for the future
  • strategies for living positively with dementia including support
  • the management, reduction and/or prevention of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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

This program is intended for people who have received a recent diagnosis and are in the early stages of living with dementia. This program is not suitable for people without a diagnosis or people living with dementia who do not acknowledge their diagnosis.

If you register to attend this program you will be contacted by Dementia Australia staff to ensure that the program will meet your needs and that you meet the eligibility requirements. You will be required to attend multiple sessions or a block of time, and should be willing to participate in a workshop and therapeutic style environment. 

This program 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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Our events calendar is updated whenever new events are organised. If you don’t find something suitable today, please check back here at another time.

You can also watch our collection of education videos whenever you choose. Delivered by a range of dementia specialists, you can register to watch each video. All available videos are listed here.