Family information and support sessions by Dementia Australia
The focus of the session is on how dementia changes communication and possible alternate communication strategies which may be helpful.
The workshop will also discuss dealing with over-reactions of a person with dementia and how to support the person who is distressed.
Session date and time: Thursday 27 September, 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Clinic Education Room, Ballan District Health & Care, 164 Inglis Street, Ballan VIC
Catering: Afternoon Tea provided
Cost: Pension $10, Part Pension $15, No Pension $30, Care package 3 or 4 $50 (full cost recovery)
Registration: Click here or call Lisa Reed 1300 526 576 (Bookings Essential – Limited Tickets)
- How dementia changes a person’s ability to communicate
- Recognise situations when communication is likely to be difficult for the person with dementia and better understand why this might be so
- Use a range of simple strategies to enhance communication
- Respond more effectively with unusually emotional reactions by the person with dementia
- Draw from a range of ‘Tips and Hints’ for making the most of the moment with the person with dementia
Suitable for: Family and friends of a person diagnosed with dementia who already have a basic understanding of dementia and who need assistance with effective communication.
National Dementia Hotline: 1800 100 500