Free dementia education sessions on the Gold Coast

Every day, 244 Australians are diagnosed with dementia and this figure expected to grow to more than 1 million per day by 2056.

With an estimated 10,000 people suffering the disease on the Gold Coast, Dementia Australia Queensland is reaching out to help.

At the end of this month, Dementia Australia Queensland will hold free education sessions for Gold Coast residents affected by dementia and their families.


Senior Dementia Advisor Amanda Warman said, “The aim of Dementia Australia’s education sessions is to provide support for Gold Coast residents living with dementia, as well as their family, carers and friends who are also impacted.

“When someone you know or love is diagnosed with dementia it can be a daunting and difficult time.

“Facilitated by dementia experts, our workshops cover effective strategies to help manage daily life and to keep healthy while also reminding people that support is available,” Amanda said. “Importantly, they are delivered in a safe, supportive and understanding environment.”

There are two sessions available:
Living with Change – Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November
Considering Residential Care: Wednesday 6th December

Registrations are essential for the courses and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, and locations, call 1800 588 699, email or visit

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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