Dementia

Dementia Information Sessions

Provide support to people living with dementia:

Free, quality accredited unit on Thursdays 30 May, 6 June and 13 June 2019 in Marrickville (all three days must be attended) facilitated by Dementia Australia suitable for staff and volunteers who provide support to someone living with dementia as part of their role. Please see attached flyer for all for the details and enrolment form to be completed and sent to [email protected]
If you have any questions about the training please call 8875 4651.

You must be able to undertake a workplace assessment under supervision, interacting with people living with dementia. Limited places still available.
Kind regards
Deb Helmrich

University of Melbourne: • DEMENTIA IN THE PUBLIC DOMAN – A GUIDE TO VOICE, AGE AND CAMPAIGNING

This Guide is aimed at people interested in the public perception of dementia and how campaigning can better reflect key perspectives on dementia as a social issue.

Identified are distinctive viewpoints of people with dementia, carers and professionals in health, social work and in everyday service industries. We examine overlaps and differences between these perspectives and their connection to local and national campaigning.

Read A Guide to Voice, Age and Campaigning: Dementia in the Public Domain

Dementia Awareness for CALD Communities

Moving Pictures is a project by one of AAG’s 17 Collaborative Research Centres, National Ageing Research Institute which aims to raise awareness about dementia for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Moving Pictures co-produced 15 short films with people from Hindi, Tamil, Mandarin, Cantonese and Arabic speaking communities. The films feature stories from carers of people living with dementia, along with expert views of key service providers. For each language, there are three films: Detection and Diagnosis, Navigating Care, and the Carer Journey.

Find out more at Moving Pictures

University of Tasmania: Understanding Dementia - Free Online Course

University of Tasmania: Understanding Dementia - Free Online Course

http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia

FREE ONLINE DEMENTIA COURSES

Free online dementia courses that are Short, mobile friendly and cost free to the learner - Find out more @
Dementia Training Australia

$70m a year for high need dementia network (Australian Ageing Agenda)

The first of 35 new Specialist Dementia Care Units for people whose symptoms are too severe to be adequately cared for by mainstream services is expected to start receiving residents this year, marking the first step towards a national network of specialist dementia care.

The SDCU prototype will be developed by Brightwater Care Group at Brightwater The Village in Inglewood, a dementia-specific home within in the Perth North Primary Health Network.

Read more @ Australian Ageing Agenda

By Judy Skatssoon on February 5, 2019 in Community Care Review, Industry

CARING FOR CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: A New Way to Support Isolated Carers

  • Are you the main carer for someone with dementia?
  • Is it hard to attend things because of your caring duties?
  • Does isolation or distance make it difficult to meet people?

Would you like to join a free program, from home, and meet others in a similar circumstance?

Carers are invited to join a chat-based six-week group program;

- To connect with other carers in a similar situation

- To chat from home in a relaxed, informal atmosphere

- To learn and share information and experiences with others who understand

Find out more @ cqu University