Dementia Month 2020

Dementia Month 2020

Dementia Conference 2020: Under the Umbrella

Monday, 21st September. 10 am – 3 pm

at Mooloolaba TAFE, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.

Alzheimer’s disease is the major form of dementia but there are others including Vascular dementia, Lew Body dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia and Huntington’s disease. There are other medical conditions which may present some dementia symptoms. Some people diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Down Syndrome, Stroke, Epilepsy, Brain injury, Brain cancer, Alcohol or Drug Toxicity may develop dementia.

This conference is to be inclusive for the medical conditions Under the Umbrella of Dementia. Speakers will give information on Dementia, Communication, Driving, legal issues, changes in relationships, the caring role and grief.

Organisations like Wellways, Down Syndrome will have have a display table. Tables of information on dementia and related disorders will be a showcase for participants to add to their resource library.

Participants, people with dementia and related disorders, family carers, staff and interested persons will be able to network and gain contacts and support.

We thank the many speakers and helpers to make this an avenue of growth and support.

We are very grateful to Mooloolaba TAFE for this venue which is maintained for Coronavirus restrictions. We thank Peta Simpson, New Staff Solutions and Todd Redman, MGA Insurance Brokers for financial support.

Bromilow Community Care has provided a tracking device, Peace of Mind Pendants as a raffle/door prize. It sends emergency alerts that works anywhere there is mobile coverage. Other groups like Candice Care and Estia Health have donated gifts for lucky door prizes.

As this is a Network of Volunteers, with no government funding, we gratefully accept donations.

Please contact Lorrae on 0418 298 183 for more information or see the attached flyer in the events page.

Relationships change. A husband becomes a carer when his wife is diagnosed with dementia.

Catch-up Cuppa

is an event for people with dementia and related disorders and carers to come together and have a chat. The need for understanding can be developed with others who are experiencing the similar journey in life. Many people can become isolated but not in this gathering.

The volunteer facilitators, Vince and Lorrae have been family carers. Lorrae and Chrissy have been facilitators of Support Groups in a professional capacity.

Where and when: RSL Nambour. Thursday, 10th Sept, 10 – 12 noon. See flyer in events section.