Effective Communication - Tuesday 19 March - Ballarat

Date: 
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Address: 
Dementia Australia, 4 East Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350

The focus of the session is on how dementia changes communication and possible alternate 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.

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 strategies to enhance communication
  • Respond more effectively with unusually emotional reactions by the person with dementia
  • 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.

Catering: Morning Tea provided

Cost: Pension $10, Non-Pension $15

Bookings essential, places are limited. Register online here or call Lisa Reed on 1300 526 576