Are you a family member caring for someone with dementia (or who is showing signs of dementia) and an intellectual disability? Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has been funded by the NSW government to provide this FREE workshop for family members or friends to help understand some of the changes that occur when a person has dementia and how to support them.
This workshop is available to family carers and friends directly involved in the care or support of a person with dementia and an intellectual disability.
It is designed to assist family and friends gain a better understanding of the impact of dementia when the person has a pre-existing intellectual disability.
This workshop will cover:
- The signs and symptoms of dementia and how they present when a person has an intellectual disability
- Changes in communication and tips to maintain connection
- Behaviour change associated with dementia and responses focused on reducing distress
- Supports available for the person and for you
DATE: Tuesday 14 October, 2014
TIME: 9.30am to 2.30pm
VENUE: Alzheimer’s Australia NSW 2 Percy Street Hamilton