For people with dementia - SA

The Community Programs Team offer a range of services designed to support the specific needs of people living with dementia.

Living With Memory Loss Program

What is the Living with Memory Loss Program?

The Living with Memory Loss Program is a FREE five week program for people with early stage dementia and their family members. The program provides information and support in a small group setting, where you will be able to learn from and share with others in a similar situation. Following the program, you are invited to meet together in ongoing support groups.

 

Topics include:

  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Adapting to changes
  • Treatments
  • Practical strategies for managing memory loss
  • Looking after yourself
  • Planning for the future
  • Services available to you
  • Legal issues

 

How do I get involved?

The Living with Memory Loss Program is for people living in the community with a diagnosis of dementia (or in the process of diagnosis), along with their family members or friends.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.

If you are a health professional and would like to make a referral to the Living with Memory Loss Program, you can do so by contacting us on the number above. 

 

2018 Programs:

More programs in 2018

Registration is essential as criteria apply and numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Living With Memory Loss Workshop

What is the Living with Memory Loss Workshop?

The Living with Memory Loss Program is a FREE two hour workshop for people with early stage dementia and their family members. The workshop provides information and support for people who aren’t able to attend the six week program.

 

Topics include:

  • How can I be proactive about this?

  • Latest research and treatments

  • Maintaining a positive balance

  • Strategies for coping with memory loss

 

How do I get involved?

The Living with Memory Loss Workshop is for people living in the community with a diagnosis of dementia (or in the process of diagnosis), along with their family members or friends. Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.

 

2018 Workshops:

Date: Fri. 23 February 2018
Suburb: Glenside

Date: Tues. 20 March 2018
Suburb: Sailsbury North

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Living with Memory Loss Support Group

What is the Living with Memory Loss Support Group?

The living with Memory Loss Support Group is a FREE support group for people living with early stage dementia and their family carers. Participants must have completed the Living with Memory Loss Program prior to entering the support group.

 

2018 Workshops:

More workshops for 2018

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Give It A Go!

What is Give it a Go?

Give it a Go is a social event for people with early stage dementia and their family members and friends. It provides an opportunity for people with dementia to ‘come and try’ a new activity each month in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Join one of our activity sessions for recreation and social support in 2018:

Monthly social events are run in various locations within Adelaide.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Creative Art Program

A creative support group for people living with dementia. Topics include exploration of difficult emotions through creativity, creating wellbeing through positive emotion, engagement and accomplishment through art and increase self-awareness with discussion about dementia while being supported by a dementia link worker.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Connexus

Connexus is a social support program for people with a diagnosis of dementia who are under 65 years of age. The program aims to reduce social isolation and improve quality of life for people by attending a variety of flexible group social opportunities.

 

Join one of our activity sessions for recreation and social support in 2018:

Monthly social events are run in the east of Adelaide.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Understanding Dementia

A free information session for people who are concerned about their memory or the memory of someone they care about. Topics include what is dementia, diagnosis and treatments available, understanding the changes, support and services available to you.

 

2018 Workshops:

Date: Tues. 6 February 2018
Suburb: Salisbury North

Date: Tues. 27 February 2018
Suburb: Glenside

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your interest, call Dementia Australia SA on (08) 8372 2100.


Contact Us

Dementia Australia SA is the peak body representing the interests of people affected by dementia in South Australia. To find out more, contact us or call us on (08) 8372 2100.