For people living with dementia

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Dementia Australia offers a range of education programs and sessions designed to support people living with dementia.

Our education sessions and programs are designed in response to the specific needs of all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal dementia and younger onset dementia. The education programs focus on skills that support maintaining the independence and general wellbeing of people living with dementia in its various stages. All sessions are delivered by Dementia Australia's highly experienced facilitators who specialise in the delivery of education and support to people living with dementia.

Exploring Respite

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.  

Future Planning: Beyond Diagnosis

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.

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

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.  

Living With Dementia Program

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.

Living With Younger Onset Dementia Program

This program provides education and support for people recently diagnosed with younger onset dementia.

Mild Cognitive Impairment

This session provides information about mild cognitive impairment, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.

Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Disease

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.

Understanding Dementia

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.

Understanding Younger Onset Dementia

This session provides an introduction to younger onset dementia and the unique impacts of a diagnosis of dementia earlier in life.