Upcoming Dementia Training Course

Newcastle residents living with dementia invited to training course.

Dementia Australia is holding a living with dementia program for residents living in the Newcastle area.

There are estimated to be more than 3,400 people living with dementia in the federal electorate of Hunter. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia in Hunter is expected to increase to an estimated 6,200 people by 2058.

Dementia Australia’s Living with Dementia program is designed for people living with dementia, their family carers, and family members, and will provide an overview of dementia and how to proceed after a diagnosis.

The course will be held over four weeks on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th of November 2020 from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Topics include:

• Coping with change

• Relationships and communication

• Planning for the future and staying healthy

Courses also provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with others who are sharing a similar experience, allowing time to socialise and share important links to local support services.

To find out more or to register for the course, please visit www.eventbrite.com.au or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Dementia Australia is the source of information, education, and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care.

For support, contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au