Community demand for dementia care training, leads to more free dementia workshops at Braemar Presbyterian Care

on the Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aged care provider Braemar Presbyterian Care will be offering additional free dementia training workshops until November, after strong community demand booked out all March and April workshops.

An additional four workshops from June to November will be held and cover good dementia care including care planning, communication and how to respond to a person who lives with dementia, when their behaviour shows anxiety and distress.

Michelle Harris-Alsop from Care Partnerships Australia, who will be leading the workshops, says dementia impacts the entire community and is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century.

“Statistics show that one person every three seconds receives a diagnosis of dementia around the globe, and the key issues for family carers include finding help and support, particularly with emotions such as guilt and fear of the future.

“The workshop will focus on the quality of life aspects for people with dementia, including the importance of activities and also practical strategies to support people, their carers and families,” she said.

The new workshops will be held on June 25, August 27, October 29 and November 26 and will be located at the Willagee Community Centre.

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