The focus of the session is on how dementia changes communication and possible alternative communication strategies, which may be helpful. We also discuss dealing with over-reactions of a person with dementia and how to support the person who is distressed.

Session date and time: Wednesday 15 May 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Kyneton District Health, 7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton VIC

Content:
• How dementia changes a person’s ability to communicate.
• Recognise situations when communication
is likely to be difficult for the person with dementia and better understand why this might be so
• Use a range of simple communication strategies to enhance understanding
• Respond more appropriately when an
over-reaction by the person with dementia occurs
• Draw from a range of ‘Tips and Hints’ for making the most of the moment with the person with dementia

Suitable for:
Family and friends of a person diagnosed with dementia who already have a basic understanding of dementia and who need assistance with effective communication.

Cost:
Free (refreshments provided)

For more information:
Contact Lisa Reed on 1300 526 576

Places are limited. Please book via:
https://register.eventarc.com/event/view/42631

This session is sponsored by Kyneton District Health. This program is supported partially by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.