Carers: dementia education for carers


Feb 12–Apr 16 2019
Various locations

Do you care for someone with dementia?

These three dementia information sessions have been developed to help you understand dementia and get you in touch with supports and services that can help you in your caring role.

Session one: Virtual dementia experience

This interactive session uses technology to enable you to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a person living with dementia. Gain an increased understanding of what it might be like to live with dementia followed by conversation with other carers.

Presented by Dementia Australia

Where: 155 Oak Street, Parkville
Meet at 9:30am at Darebin North East Community Hub for bus transport to Parkville
When: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Light lunch provided. 

Session two: Managing changed behaviours

Learn why behaviour can change when someone is living with dementia, and learn strategies to best support them.

Presented by the Dementia Centre (HammondCare)

Where: Darebin North East Community Hub. 35 Copernicus Crescent, Bundoora
When: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Time: 9:30am - 1pm

Morning tea provided

Session three: Supporting meaningful engagement

It is important for all of us to be able to do things that are meaningful and give us joy. Having a diagnosis of dementia does not change this. This session will focus on how best to support people living with dementia to participate and engage in activities that are meaningful to them.

Presented by Alissa Westphal, the University of Melbourne

Where: Darebin North East Community Hub. 35 Copernicus Crescent, Bundoora
When: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Time: 9:30am - 1pm

Morning tea provided


  • Light lunch or morning tea
  • In-home respite can be provided if requested at the time of RSVP
  • A contribution towards the cost of transport may be available

Tell us know if you have any dietary requirements or need the support of an interpreter



RSVP and for more information

Call: 03 9495 2500