A number of programs are run in Tasmania, including our Living With Memory Loss, Art Therapy program and Community Information Sessions.
Living with Memory Loss program
The Living with Memory Loss program is designed for people living with early stage dementia and their support person (family members or friends). The program incorporates four education, information and support workshops once per week for four weeks, followed on by ongoing support group meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to:
- Obtain information and have questions answered;
- Talk confidentially with others in a similar situation;
- Discuss experiences and express feelings in a safe environment;
- Focus on maintaining and enhancing skills and abilities; and
- Explore ways of managing now and into the future.
This program is intended for people living with early stage dementia and their support person (family or friends).
Creative well group
For those wanting to write, paint or create in various media. This is a group open to anyone with some memory loss who is willing to join in painting, drawing, writing and talking. It meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
Community information sessions
Dementia Australia Tasmania is offering people with dementia, their carers, family, friends and other interested people the opportunity to hear from a range of service providers on a variety of topics.
Dementia Australia Tas provides support, information, education and practical assistance to carers of people with dementia. To find out more, contact us or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.