Raising awareness about dementia

Rockhampton D Cafe meeting
12 September 2018

September is Dementia Awareness Month, aimed to encourage all Australians to become more aware of dementia, to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and how we can support people living with dementia.

This year’s theme is small actions big difference. There are many small actions people can take to create a big difference for people impacted by dementia, their families and carers. 

Suncare runs four D Cafes each month for carers of people with dementia and the person they care for. These D Cafes provide opportunities to talk about what is currently working well and what could work better. Information is also available about carer support programs and services to help in the caring role.

Guest speakers are often invited to attend and they bring a wealth of knowledge and information about how best to support the person and their carer.

D Cafes are located in:

  • Golden Beach - Last Friday of the month: 10am-12pm Caloundra Powerboat Club, 2 Lamerough Parade Golden Beach
  • Rockhampton – last Thursday of the month: 9.30am-11.30am Regent Hotel Rockhampton Coffee Shop, 192 Bolsover Street
  • Yeppoon – last Friday of the month: 9.30am-11.30am Beaches Restaurant, Rosslyn Bay Resort. Vin E Jones Drive, Rosslyn Bay
  • Gladstone – third Thursday of the month: 11.30am-1.30pm Harvey Road Tavern Harvey Road, Gladstone

All these sessions are free for carers, and refreshments are provided. 

To RSVP call 1800 786 227 or e: info@suncare.org.au

Image: Prof Lynne Parkinson from Central Queensland University's Caring for carers of people with dementia project was a guest speaker at the Rockhampton D Cafe group in August.

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