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Blokes in a Caring Role (4 session program) - Frankston

  • Alfred Health carer Services 51 Playne Street Frankston, VIC, 3199 Australia (map)

Registration Closes: Thursday 30 May 2019

Dementia Australia and Alfred Health Carer Services are offering a 4 session program which includes information about dementia, changes, communication and discussions about loss and grief associated with becoming a carer.  Participants must be able to attend all sessions which will be held on 6/6/19, 13/6/9, 20/6/19 and 27/6/19. 

The course provides;

  • The chance to meet other men who are caring for someone with dementia

  • EDIE: an immersive experience to ‘walk in the shoes’ of the person with dementia and develop understanding on how and why the person changes in the way they do

  • Learn skills to manage the changes in behaviour and abilities of the person with dementia

  • Explore avenues for supports including family, friends and community services

  • Discuss the impact of dementia on your relationship and your sense of self.  We will explore the experience of grief and loss when someone close to you is living with dementia

  • Formulate a plan to cope better

The program is offered as a small group session where you will be encouraged to share your experiences and listen to and support others

Bookings

To book, please phone 9076 6644 at least one week prior or register your interest online. Places are limited.

Who should attend?

Family members, carers and friends who are supporting an older person with dementia
who is living at home.

Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

Participants must reside in the Southern Metropolitan Region

Where

Alfred Health Carer Services
51 Playne Street
Frankston

Refreshments
Light lunch provided
Please advise dietary requirements when booking

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