Dementia session coming to Streaky Bay

Dementia Australia will be holding a free information session about memory and ageing in Streaky Bay next week.

The course will be hosted at the Community Health Centre on Wednesday, November 7 from 4pm to 5pm.

Session information topics will include the difference between forgetfulness and dementia; causes of cognition changes; understanding the changes; reducing the risk of developing dementia; and support services that are available.

All Demenia Australia sessions are run by trained staff.

There is an estimated 36,000 people living with dementia in South Australia, with more than 3400 of those within the federal electorate of Grey.

The aim of Dementia Australia’s information session is to provide Streaky Bay residents who are concerned about their memory, or the memory of someone they care about, with an opportunity to learn more information on how memory is affected as people age.

Registration for the course is essential.

To register, or for more information, please contact Dementia Australia on 0429 594 641.

The session will also provide attendees with an opportunity to sign up and become a Dementia Friend to help make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support.

For more information about becoming a Dementia Friend please visit: www.dementiafriendly.org.au.