The Living with Memory Loss program is designed specifically for people in the early stages of dementia who want to share their experiences or feelings with others in the same situation. Participants are able to bring a carer, family member or friend with them if they like. The program provides accurate information about brain function and focuses on ways to help maintain a person's abilities as well as offering practical strategies for living with dementia.
There are also programs for people with younger onset dementia (diagnosis of dementia before the age of 65 years).
Content covered includes:
- Symptoms and diagnosis
- Adapting to change
- Research and new drug treatments
- Practical strategies for everyday living
- Relationships with family and friends
- Looking after yourself
- Planning for the future
- Community services
- Where to from here?
Cost: Free (funded by the Australian Government)
Suitable for: Participants must have a diagnosis of dementia or be accompanying a person with a diagnosis.
Bookings are essential. For more information, or to book, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.