This information session will provide an introduction to dementia, causes, symptoms, and typical changes that may occur for people living with dementia. The session also provides advice on what services are available to support the person living with dementia, and their family including detail on further dementia education sessions.
Our carer education programs are designed to help you and your family with practical strategies for managing day-to-day and to better understand your own needs and the needs of those for whom you care. You will learn practical strategies and have an opportunity to share common experiences.
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).
This special group program spans over two days and is designed to support and assist with the feelings experienced by carers, family members and friends of people with dementia. Interactive group discussions include:
- What is Dementia
- What is NOT Dementia
- Common types of Dementia
- How Dementia is Diagnosed
- Important Facts about Dementia
- Risk Reduction
In this program we discuss the issues and decisions around residential care as well as the barriers to making the decision. Information is provided about the types of residential care, the residential care system, including different types of care available as well as the key features of a good facility. Important legal issues are also outlined. The emotional issues regarding the placement of a loved one in residential care are also discussed.
The Living with Younger Onset Dementia program is designed specifically for people in the early stages of dementia who have been diagnosed aged 65 years and under. This is their opportunity 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 specific information related to this age group and focuses on ways to help maintain a person’s abilities as well as offering practical strategies for living with dementia.
Our Brisbane Dementia Support Centre provides a number of therapeutic activities for people with dementia. These meaningful activities aim to support and empower people living with dementia through social engagement, learning new skills and healthy living.