Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Carers Course

Carer’s Course (Dementia) to be held in Coffs Harbour & Nambucca Heads on:
Mondays 20 & 27 August and 3 & 10 September 2007 9:00 am – 11.30 am Cavanbah Hall, 191b Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour
Mondays 20 & 27 August and 3 & 10 September 2007 1:00 pm – 3.30 pm Nambucca Heads RSL Nelson Street Nambucca Heads
Sessions will cover: Day 1 The Nature of Dementia Day 2 Effective communication and activities Day 3 Understanding and responding effectively to behaviours of concern Day 4 The impact of dementia and planning
These courses are free of charge, to family carers and friends directly involved in the care or support of a person with dementia, and are being run by and will be presented by
Alzheimer's Australia
Morning or afternoon tea will be provided
Registration is essential For further information &/or a registration form, please contact: 1300 791 751 or email
Please ring 1800 059 059 if respite care is needed
WillAid Health Care Equipment Inservice Training - Tuesday 24th July 2007 2 – 3.30 pm
Ring to confirm attendance Trish or Brian 6651 7900

Family Advocacy’s First International Conference - The Odyssey will be held on 25 and 26 October 2007
in central Sydney and brochures and registration forms will be distributed in July For more information about the speakers or conference topics: email or phone 1800 620 588 (NSW non metro callers). The Institute of Family Advocacy and Leadership Development e-mail: web: Please feel free to pass this on to your networks contacts as organisations may wish to consider sponsoring families within their organisation.
Supports, Information, Courses & Free Counselling services for people living with dementia. For further information on any of the following, contact:
Kerry Bowden kbowden@alznsw.asn.a Dementia & Memory Community Centre Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – Port Macquarie Shop 2, 146-150 Gordon Street PO Box 2577Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Ph: 02 6584 7444 Fax: 02 6584 7144
Alzheimer’s Australia, NSW professional and organizational membership Benefits of includes access to dementia care courses, professional development, training and education, and access to the latest research, policy and service development. Members receive:
discounts on dementia care courses and workshops
Subscription to The Dementia Educator
Subscription to In Touch
Library & Information Services
Online Library Catalogue
Living with Memory Loss Program. This very valuable program will be organised across the Mid North Coast communities over the next 12 months The program is for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. For further enquiries contact Glenda Hipwell on 02 6584 7444
Mind your Mind - Alzheimer’s Australia’s will be running it’s highly successful community education program Mind your Mind on the Mid-north Coast.
Free Counselling services are continuing across the Mid-North Coast with sessions available at Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Macksville. This free service offers face-to-face and phone counselling with a qualified psychologist sensitive to the unique issues facing people living with dementia. For appointments phone: 02 6584 7444

Sandy Gray Carer Support Officer c/- Community Health Coffs Harbour Health Campus Locked Bag 812 / 345 Pacific Hwy phone 66567226 fax 66567817 email

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