Learning and Adapting

 

Two ladies sitting at desk in a classroom as part of a training workshop

Alzheimer’s Australia WA is a registered training organisation and the first 'Living with Dementia' trainer in WA providing learning based on decades of research, experience and first hand relationships. 

Education about Dementia for Families and Friends

Alzheimer’s Australia WA offers a range of government funded workshops and courses that will enable friends and family members to better understand dementia, and to support and communicate with the person with diagnosis to enhance well-being.

Workshops cover a wide range of topics including meaningful engagement, communication, adapting your home, introducing creative arts, grief and loss, caring for the carer, legalities, services and more.

Our education services can also provide talks on request for social clubs or groups to raise awareness and understanding of dementia. 

The full range of workshops is available on our website. Please contact (08) 9388 2800 for further information, 

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Library and Resources

We provide an extensive information and resource library. A wide range of dementia-related help sheets are available in a number of languages, as well as brochures, booklets and other information on a variety of topics and services. 

Resources such as books, DVDs, puzzles and other activities are available for loan to members, free of charge.

Our Dementia Enabling Environment room shows the latest technology and dementia-friendly design.

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Introduction to Younger Onset Dementia (YOD)

Facilitated by Younger Onset Dementia Key Workers, this workshop will explore the unique issues experienced by people living with YOD.

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Considering Transition to Residential Care

his workshop will provide information and strategies to support carers through this process and include information on aspects to consider when choosing a residential facility. It will address the rights of carers and those of the person with dementia in residential care and address adjustments required for family, carers and the person with dementia.

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Loss and Grief - The Uncertain Journey

This two-hour workshop will also provide strategies for understanding and coping with the ambiguous loss and grief associated with the caring role. It will explore strategies for self-care, looks at self-compassion and discusses the importance of being mindful.

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How we can provide quality and tailored services to you

We will work closely with you to understand your situation and provide the quality support that you need.

This can be provided through a home care package, disability package or individually funded.

If you have reached your limit or are not eligible for government funded services, or wish to pay for additional support tailored to your needs, we have a range of services to assist you.

You do not need a referral and there is no waiting list.

We offer coordinated and quality services, tailored to meet your specific care needs. These services are ideal for:

  • Busy families in need extra support for a parent or loved one living with dementia.
  • People who may not be eligible for government funded services or who wish to ‘top up’ the services they are already receiving.
  • People who require one- off service or support on an ongoing basis.
  • People who need extra support to enable then to remain at home for longer.

To find out more, talk to our Customer Service team on 9388 2800