Dementia Support Australia recently launched ‘Staying at Home’, a free program for carers and people recently diagnosed with dementia.
Staying at Home is an education and respite program. It provides carers with advice and practical training on how to support a person living with dementia to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
People living with dementia are offered an introduction to respite, while carers participate in the educational program.
Join other carers and people living with dementia in a peer-support program with different modes of delivery to suit individual circumstances, including a three-day/two-night program and a day-only program (for two days). Experienced staff, including nurses and allied health clinicians provide education, practical suggestions and tailored support.
- Understanding and managing dementia
- Accessing community care services
- Looking after yourself
- Planning for the future
- Managing behaviour changes associated with dementia
- Support for transition into respite care
- Meaningful engagement: how to continue enjoyable activities for longer
- Managing physical changes: mobility, continence, communication.