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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dementia.org.au.