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.
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 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
- Linking with community supports
Dates and Locations
- 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 Commonwealth 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.