Education programs

Emphasise the benefits to the carer of accessing education programs early in the diagnosis. Benefits include helping to build awareness of the disease and its progression as well as helping the carer to provide care effectively while at the same time giving them the knowledge to take care of their own health and well-being.

Education sessions are delivered by professional educators with counsellors in a supportive environment. It provides carers with the opportunity to obtain information, meet and talk confidentially with others in a similar situation and focus on maintaining and enhancing skills and abilities of their loved one with dementia.