Help for families living with dementia

Published on 11 September 2019

Ku-ring-gai Council is offering a range of assistance for residents with dementia, their carers and family members.

The Ku-ring-gai D-café at Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre is open every Tuesday morning from 9.30am and 11.30am as a support group for people living with dementia.

As well as a delicious cup of coffee or tea, the D-café offers a light functional exercise program and a guest speaker on dementia-related topics.

Admission to the D-café is free except for the cost of coffee and other refreshments. To find out more call the Council’s Aged and Disability team on 9424 0000 or Rotary on 0402 837 877.

On Monday 23 September between 9.30am and 11.30am Gordon Library is hosting a free info session with Dementia Occupational Therapy Services to help families understand the best ways to care for those living with dementia.

Topics include the causes, signs and symptoms of dementia; tips for managing challenging behaviour and how to make your home more dementia friendly.

Click here to book or call 9424 0120.

Starting on Wednesday 18 September, a free fortnightly Carer Support Group for those looking after family or friends living with dementia is being held at the Meals on Wheels centre in Gilroy Lane Turramurra on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Carers can get together for coffee and a chat, with a Carer Support Coordinator from Royal North Shore Hospital providing information and guidance.

Their loved ones are offered art therapy, music or gentle exercise in the Turramurra Seniors Centre next door.

To find out more about the group call the Council’s Aged Services Coordinator on 9424 0970.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au