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Reprint to correct the mistake: dementia education for family members taking care of the Yorke peninsula

Release of the press release to correct an error. Please use this version instead.

Are you taking care of a loved one who lives with dementia? Dementia Australia is organizing a family education program for residents living in the Lower Yorke Peninsula region.

It is estimated that there are more than 36,800 people living with dementia in southern Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living in South Australia with dementia should increase to around 73,000 by 2058.

The Dementia Australia Family Assistance Program offers the opportunity to learn about practical strategies, share common experiences and learn how to support a person with a diagnosis of dementia living in the community.

Family members and friends attend a three-hour session for four consecutive weeks. It will take place from Wednesday 20 March to Wednesday 10 April (four consecutive Wednesdays) from 10:00 to 13:00. Topics include:

• Understanding of dementia

• Understanding of modified responses

• Effective communication

• care of yourself

• Future planning and legal issues

• Support and services available

Dementia The Australian family assistance program, to be held at the Minlaton Community Health Center, is suitable for family members and friends of a person with a diagnosis of dementia.

The courses also offer caregivers the opportunity to meet with others who share a similar experience, allowing time to socialize and share important links with local support services that support the welfare of caregivers.

Reservations are essential and places are limited. An expense contribution may be required to participate in this group. To register, or to

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