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Dementia Essentials – free online training

Dementia Essentials – free online training

Dementia Essentials Free Online training. This nationally-accredited training course explores strategies to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia. See link for...

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Dementia Carer Education Workshop

Dementia Carer Education Workshop

Social futures and Clarence Valley Libraries are hosting a free workshop for Carers of People living with Dementia at the Grafton Library Wednesday 11 August at 10am – 12pm. The workshop will focus on “Building Resilience and Mindfulness for Carers”. Why should Carers...

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Alzheimer’s vs dementia- what’s the difference?

Alzheimer’s vs dementia- what’s the difference?

The two are often confused, leading to unnecessary worry, the difference is explained in the article below. A few years ago, the organisation Alzheimer’s Australia changed its name to Dementia Australia. It wasn’t a flashy rebranding exercise but an opportunity to...

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Free Palliative Care Online Training

Free Palliative Care Online Training

Free Palliative Care Online Training is available for clinicians, carers and family members who want to build their knowledge and understanding in caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s training website...

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How much does a granny flat Cost?

How much does a granny flat Cost?

You want to live close to your family loved ones and a granny flat seems like a good idea. But where to start? Granny flats can offer options for extra space to care for a family member, however some of the considerations include financial costs, council planning and...

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Carer Gateway: an online resource for carers

Carer Gateway: an online resource for carers

As a carer, you have many things you need to manage every day. Explore this information to get practical tips and support to help you in your role. The Carer Gateway website is all about meeting your needs as a carer. The carer gateway have phone counselling, an...

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Dementia Inclusive Ballina

Dementia Inclusive Ballina

Dementia Inclusive Ballina Alliance invites People Living with Dementia and their Carers to share morning tea while participating in a Fun Group Trivia Activity. See details and flyer below. Friday 23 July 10am - 12pm registration from 9.30am The Richmond Room,...

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New Geriatric Clinic starting at Byron Central Hospital

New Geriatric Clinic starting at Byron Central Hospital

A new Geriatric Clinic focusing on cognitive and memory issues in older adults led by Doctor Muhammad Aslam Khan will start at Byron Central Hospital in July. “The purpose of the clinic is to diagnose suspected dementia and other cognitive issues early, treat any...

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