Dementia

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

Dance Movement for people with dementia and carers

FREE 5 Week Dance Movement Sessions for people living with Dementia and their carers

WHEN: 11TH APRIL 18TH APRIL 2ND MAY, 9TH MAY, 16TH MAY
@ 1.30PM-2.30PM Thursdays

WHERE: Summer Hill Community Centre Inc. 131 Smith St Summer Hill

See Flyer for more details

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

Information on Dementia in English – Talking Book (English)