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
- Linking with community supports
Dates and Locations
- Melville – May 2019 (session full capacity)
- Mandurah – May 2019 (few places available)
- Wanneroo – May 2019
- Shenton Park – July 2019
- Kenwick – July 2019
- Rockingham – August 2019
- Melville – September 2019
- Bassendean – October 2019
- Shenton Park – October 2019
The Adjusting to Change is free to attend for people who are funded under Community Home Support Program.
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.