Support is here – Armidale Dementia Carers Support Group

Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding, but it’s also a huge responsibility and has its challenges.

It is very demanding on many levels — physically, mentally and emotionally. Carers often neglect their own well being when they are focusing on their clients or loved one’s needs.

This support group is designed to be a safe place for carers. Carers can attend and share experiences, learn new skills and enjoy the benefits of a social and supportive group.

There will be:

  • Educational speakers
  • Monthly meet ups
  • Practical information and advice

The Armidale Dementia Carer Support Group meet up once a month from 10am – 12pm at the Duval Room at the Armidale City Bowling Club.

Guest speakers will be confirmed and details sent out ASAP. The dates for 2018 are below:

  • Feb 7  – Peta Waters, Home Nursing Group
  • March 7 – Talk from Atiqur, UNW researcher on Technology
  • April 4 – Group Time
  • May 2 – Kate Stewart, Healthwise on Self Care and looking after your Mental Health
  • May 30 – Sophie Bailey and Renee from Dementia Support Services
  • June 27 – Group Time
  • July 25 – TBA
  • August 22 – TBA
  • September 19 – Mark Howland on Delirium
  • October 17 – Carers Week – Morning Tea and Ten Pin Bowling
  • November 14 – Group Time
  • December 12 – Christmas Party

This service may be available under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, a Home Care Package, or for self-funded clients.

Fees and charges vary dependant on a range of factors including, your aged care eligibility, the type of service and the government funding available to you. Home Nursing Group fees are increased annually in line with the Government subsidy increase. Please call us for detailed information on our pricing.

The video above features Home Nursing Group Dementia Support Worker, Sally Henry, who coordinates this support group. Sally shares some valuable suggestions on communicating with someone living with dementia.

This video is one of several in a dementia video series produced by HealthWISE, that educates and provides suggestions that may help carers of people living with dementia, and care workers who come in contact with carers through their work in the community.

If you’d like to find out more information about the Armidale Dementia Carers Support Group, please get in contact:

T: 1300 698 693

E: sally.henry@homenursinggroup.com.au

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