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Adjusting to Change

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

The program offers information and support for those living with early stage dementia and includes a series of structured information sessions held weekly, over a five week period.

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

  • Understanding dementia
  • Strategies for adapting to changes
  • Future planning
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Communication
  • Linking with community supports

Dates and Locations

  • Rockingham – January 2020
  • Wanneroo – February 2020
  • Melville – February 2020
  • Shenton Park – March 2020
  • Dianella – April 2020
  • Bassendean – May 2020


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


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.


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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