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Adjusting to Change


Alzheimer’s WA is taking a proactive and cautious approach to COVID-19 (coronavirus) as some of our clients and carers may be in the high-risk category for the virus. Our priority is to protect our community including staff, clients and their families, advocates, students, partners and our visitors.

We are monitoring the situation daily and taking advice from the Department of Health. We are ensuring our protocols are best practice and offering alternatives services to our clients, carers, students and partners.

This has an impact on the availability of some services and change of delivery of other services. We are looking at additional ways we can continue to support our clients and adapt to the changing environment that coronavirus has created.

In this time of uncertainty, our focus is on continuing to support our community. Our services continue to ensure carers have a break and our clients have the opportunity to receive therapy, clinical support and socialisation.

We are here to support you and help you in any way we can. Please contact us on 1300 66 77 88 if you need any assistance and we will do our best to help you and/or point you in the right direction.


Now available online or over the phone

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be an overwhelming experience. The Adjusting to Change program is designed for people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia, as well as their primary carer.

The Adjusting to Change Program, now delivered via video call over a six week period, provides relevant information, emotional support and practical assistance for people in the early stage of dementia and their support person (family member or friend).

The program provides information to assist you at a time of receiving a diagnosis and what this means for you and your family including:

  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Planning for the future
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Practical strategies
  • Staying positive
  • Communication
  • Community services

Join the program to:

  • Meet and share experiences with others who are in a similar situation
  • Discuss different coping strategies
  • Maintain and enhance skills and abilities
  • Consider future options
  • Express feelings and emotions in a safe, small group environment
  • Feel valued and accepted

Cost

The Adjusting to Change program is free to attend for people who are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

Eligibility

This program is available for people who are 65 years or older, living in the community and are CHSP eligible. To be eligible to join the program, the person attending (or their loved one) must have a diagnosis of dementia or be in the process of obtaining a diagnosis. The person must be aware of the changes they are experiencing, and it must be their wish to join.

Register

To register or to find out more please call us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.

Read Les and Kaye’s experience attending the Adjusting to Change program and what it has meant for them. 

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