Free dementia information forum

Photo courtesy Aged Care Guide.

Living with Dementia Forum

Tuesday 4 February, 2020, 2pm – 4pm

Auburn Community Health Centre, Norval Street, Auburn

There are more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia nationwide.

The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 536,164 by 2025 and almost 1,100,890 by 2056.

A free dementia information forum will be held for Mandarin-speaking people, carers or family members who are interested in learning more about dementia.

The session will explore what a diagnosis of dementia means and how to access local support and services.

The free forum will be hosted by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and Dementia Advisory Services (DAS) in partnership with Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisory Service and Western Sydney Dementia Care Navigator (funded by WentWest).

84-year-old Muoi Ly from Berala was diagnosed with dementia in 2004.  While her family rally around her to keep her at home for as long as possible, Muoi receives some external help from aged care providers.

Muios daughter Helen Lu has encouraged people to attend to find out the best options for support and the right services.

“At first we found it really difficult to access Mandarin-speaking aged care service providers,” Helen said. 

“Thankfully we found an aged care provider who have Mandarin care workers who understand mum and her needs.”

Local dementia service providers will be available to answer any questions. Healthcare interpreters will be on hand to provide free interpretation.

To register contact Sora Machida on 9840 4101 or Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisor Kylee Holmes on 0438 819 634.