Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease.
Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.
The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), Huntington’s disease, Alcohol related dementia (Korsakoff’s syndrome) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Dementia Australia run FREE programs in Cairns and coming up soon is:
Worried about your memory?
This session provides information on memory, common changes that may occur with ageing, strategies for improving memory, when to seek help about your memory concerns and services provided by Dementia Australia.
Dementia Australia’s facilitators have specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Suitable for: Members of the general public who are concerned about their memory and dementia or who are worried that someone they know may have dementia.
Date And Time:
Wed., 10 February 2021 – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
To register click here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worried-about-your-memory-cairns-qld-registration
To find out more about Dementia click here: https://www.dementia.org.au/
Dementia Australia (Qld)
Cairns Dementia Support Service
Phone: 07 4032 4884
For any assistance, information or support, please phone the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.