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.
Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.
- Medication in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Assisting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities to Access Information and Support
- Dementia Friendly Dental Care
- The Benefits of Dementia Counselling
- Down Syndrome and Dementia
- Physiotherapy and Dementia
- Understanding Capacity and Decision Making
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
- Music engagement for people living with dementia
- The impact of childhood trauma on a person living with dementia and their family
- 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 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 program provides information about the impact of dementia on driving. It offers tips for recognising when dementia is impacting on someone’s ability to drive safely, the importance of planning ahead, and acknowledging the significance of retiring from driving.
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 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 an introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.