Restoring the error: Right of dementia education for family carers in the Yorke Peninsula

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Are you caring for a loving person living with dementia? Dementia Australia is running a family carer education program for residents living in the Lower Yorke Peninsula region.

South Australia is estimated to have more than 36,800 people living with dementia. Without medical progress, the number of people living in South Australia living with dementia is projected to increase to around 73,000 people by 2058.

The Dementia Family Carer Program Australia provides an opportunity to learn about sharing practical strategies, sharing experiences and learning ways to support a person with a diagnosis of dementia living in the community.

Family and friends attend a three-hour session over four consecutive weeks. It will take place from Wednesday 20th March – Wednesday 10th April (four consecutive Wednesdays) from 10am – 1pm. Topics include:

• Understanding dementia

• Understand changed responses

• Effective communication

• Taking care of yourself

• Planning and future legal issues

• Support and services available

The Dementia Australia Family Carer Program, which will be held in the Minlaton Community Health Center, is suitable for a family and friends of a person with a diagnosis of dementia.

Courses also provide an opportunity for carers to meet other people with similar experiences, allowing time to share and share social links with local support services that support the carer's wellbeing.

Bookings are essential and places are limited. A cost contribution may be required to accommodate this group. Registration, or for

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