Over 400 000 Australians now live with a form of dementia, and this number is rising. More people are accessing support services and entering residential aged
Over 400 000 Australians now live with a form of dementia, and this number is rising. More people are accessing support services and entering residential aged care with a diagnosis of dementia.
Dementia is a condition in which there is a lot of stigma and misconceptions, so it is important for people in health, aged care and other industries have a good understanding of the disease. This is crucial not only to provide quality dementia care but also to maximise success in dealing with people with dementia in general.
This workshop, delivered by Alzheimer Queensland explores the meaning of dementia and its major causes, disease features, the stages of dementia and some important implications for practice and what to do following diagnosis.
Audience:This workshop is suitable for carers, health care staff and professionals, and the general public.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and of the many different nations across the wider Brisbane south region. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging as the holders of the memories, the traditions, the culture and the spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.