DEMENTIA Australia will start its free Living with Dementia program in Currambine this month.
There are estimated to be more than 40,000 people living with dementia in WA, and more than 2200 of those live in the federal electorate of Moore.
Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people in WA living with dementia is expected to increase to more than 56,000 people by 2028 and more than 107,000 people by 2058.
The Living With Dementia program aims to support people in the early stages of a dementia diagnosis, as well as provide information to the person involved in their care.
Topics will include symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research, planning for the future, relationships with family and friends, adapting to changes, and communication.
The program also gives people an opportunity to meet and share experiences with others who are in similar circumstances.
The Currambine course will start February 20 – to register, call 1800 100 500.
Visit www.dementia.org.au for more information.