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Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Yamba

23 October 2018 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm

Free

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    This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

    Participants will learn about 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 – https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

    Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

    Presenter: Chris 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 your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

    Details

    Date:
    23 October 2018
    Time:
    9:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Event Category:

    Organiser

    Social Futures
    Phone:
    0439 137 207
    Email:
    training@socialfutures.org.au
    Website:
    www.socialfutures.org.au

    Venue

    Yamba Bowling Club
    44 Wooli Street
    Yamba,NSW2464Australia
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    Phone:
    (02) 6646 2305

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    Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

    Registration is required to secure your place in Social Futures’ workshops. For fee-paying workshops, you may pay by credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer upon check out. Your registration details will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment.

    As we are a not for profit organisation we are unable to provide refunds, but are if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your place to another person who meets the entry criteria. Please let us know of any changes to the participants who will attend.

    Workshops may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. If this is necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

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