Information Session for family/carers of a person living with dementia – Banora Point, Community Centre
15 November 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
Understanding Dementia, Effective Communication & Future Planning
This free information session covers an introduction to dementia for family carers and explains the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.
As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:
Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
Information and contact details of local support services available to you
This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.
Presenter: Christine Vannucci of Dementia Australia
Chris Vannucci is a Registered Nurse who has spent the last 17 years working in residential aged care facilities, Aged Care Assessments Teams psychogeriatric support, respite care coordination and management of community care packages. Since 2011 Chris has worked for Dementia Australia as a Project Officer focussing on raising awareness of dementia and dementia risk reduction, sector development to improve service and support for people living with dementia, their family and carers and more recently the Tweed Dementia Friendly Community initiative.
To attend this event:
Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss you participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.