May 28, 2024

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia?

Dementia Australia has organised a series of information sessions in the South Burnett next month.

It is estimated there are around 82,270 people living with dementia in Queensland.

Without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to about 168,300 by 2054.

The sessions (listed below) are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, and friends to gain a better understanding of dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide.

Bookings are essential.

Registrations can be made online or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800-100-500.

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Information Sessions

Understanding Dementia – An overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia:

  • Monday, June 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Wednesday, June 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm in Wondai

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Worried About Your Memory? – Information on memory and common changes that may occur with ageing. It provides strategies for improving memory, when to seek help about your concerns and services provided by Dementia Australia:

  • Monday, June 10, 1:00pm-3:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday, June 13, 3:00pm-5:30pm in Wondai

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Chat with a Dementia Support Specialist – Have a chat about dementia and supports available:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 11:00am-12:30pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday, June 13 June, 2:00pm-3:00pm in Wondai

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EDIE For Family Carers – Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE) uses virtual reality technology to allow participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm in Kingaroy
  • Thursday, June 13, 9:30am-12:30pm in Wondai

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It Starts With You – For people passionate about their local community who want to make it more dementia-friendly:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 9:30am-11:00am in Kingaroy

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Carer Wellness Program – A group session designed to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for a carer, family or friend of a person living with dementia:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 9:00am-2:30pm in Kingaroy

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Carer Gateway Information Session – Information for families and carers on how to access free dementia specific services including counselling, coaching, connecting with other carers, practical assistance, planned and emergency respite:

  • Thursday, June 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm in Wondai

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If this story has prompted any questions or concerns, call the National Dementia Helpline 1800-100-500 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit


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