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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dementia support extended to New Norfolk

TASMANIA

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in New Norfolk on 17 April.

It is estimated there are more than 10,600 people living with all forms of dementia in Tasmania. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to around 16,500 people living with dementia by 2054.

The Dementia Australia sessions are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, and friends to attend free education to better understand dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide. Please note, bookings are essential.

It Starts With You

If you are passionate about your local community and want to make it more dementia-friendly, then this session is for you.

  • Wednesday 17 April 10:30am-12pm

EDIE for Family Carers

This session enhances knowledge of dementia through virtual reality technology that allows participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia.

  • Wednesday 17 April 1pm-2:30pm

Understanding Younger Onset Dementia

This session provides an introduction to younger onset dementia and the unique impacts of a diagnosis of dementia earlier in life.

  • Wednesday 17 April 3pm-4pm

Bookings are essential. Visit https://www.dementia.org.au/brain-hub-tasmania-new-norfolk for details and to register. You can also call the National Dementia Helpline to register for this course on 1800 100 500. The National Dementia Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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