Dementia Australia – Care for the carer – 15 October

By September 29, 2019Uncategorized

What is dementia?

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. There are many types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body disease. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65.

For more information click on link : Helpsheet-AboutDementia01-WhatIsDementia_english

This program provides an understanding of dementia. It explores strategies, resources and support services for maintaining positive carer wellbeing and effective communication.
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm
When: 15 October 2019
Where: Cairns
Cost: FREE
Provided: Tea/Coffee, Morning Tea and Lunch

Click on link for additional information and to register: eventbrite.com.au/e/care-for-the-carer-cairns-qld-registration

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 (for language assistance call 131 450)