The Living with Younger Onset Dementia program is designed specifically for people who have been diagnosed with dementia aged 65 years and under.
This is their opportunity to share their experiences or feelings with others in the same situation.
Participants are able to bring a carer, family member or friend with them if they like.
The program provides specific information related to this age group and focuses on ways to help maintain a person's abilities as well as offering practical strategies for living with dementia.
Please call our National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for more details.
Living with Younger Onset Dementia
Cost: Free (funded by the Australian Government)
Duration: 9 hours (over two days)
Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm (each day)
Suitable for: Participants must have a diagnosis of dementia or be accompanying a person with a diagnosis.
Content covered includes:
• Symptoms and diagnosis
• Adapting to change
• Research and new drug treatments
• Practical strategies for everyday living
• Relationships with family and friends
• Looking after yourself
• Planning for the future
• Community services
• Where to from here?
Please check back soon for upcoming dates
Living with Younger Onset Dementia courses are run throughout the year and dates can be tailored to suit the needs of participants.
For more information, please call our free National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.