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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.

What you will learn

The program provides information and support, assisting you at a time of receiving a diagnosis and what this means for you and your family. Sessions include:

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

After the program/workshop has been completed, participants will have the opportunity to join an ongoing monthly dementia support group. To be eligible to join a group, 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.

Cost:

Free

Metro and/or Regional

Program available in Metro areas.

Dates and Locations:
  • Melville – January 2019 (Full)
  • Rockingham – February 2019 (to be confirmed)
  • Shenton Park – March 2019
  • Bassendean – April 2019
  • Wanneroo – May 2019 (to be confirmed)
  • Melville – May 2019
  • Mandurah – May 2019 (to be confirmed)
How to attend:

To find out more, talk to our friendly and caring customer service team on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.

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