September is Dementia awareness month (DAM)

11 Sep 2017 8:54 AMJen Fitzgerald
September is Dementia awareness month (DAM)

Here is a short run down on the month from the Alzeimer's Australia site plus relevant blogs from the DPT archive.

 

Alzheimer's Australia runs an annual campaign culminating in World Alzheimer's day on the 21st. Here is a short overview of the month from the AA site plus relevant blogs from the DPT archive.

DAM Events in Qld

https://qld.fightdementia.org.au/qld/dementia-awareness-month

DAM Events in NSW https://nsw.fightdementia.org.au/files/NSW/documents/DAM%202017%20Calendar%2020170831.pd

Free Dementia courses

Dementia Training Australia https://www.dementiatrainingaustralia.com.au/listings/?listing_types=dta-courses

Alzheimers Australia is conducting the VET course CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia. It is free for aged care workers. 

https://qld.fightdementia.org.au/qld/education-and-consulting

World Alzheimer's Day 21st September

https://www.fightdementia.org.au/dementia-awareness-month

DPT Blogs

These are written for AIN’sworking with people who have Dementia

How to be an awesome ray of sunshine - https://www.dptraining.com.au/blog/how-to-be-an-awesome-ray-of-sunshine

“Behaviours” is not a dirty word-https://www.dptraining.com.au/blog/behaviours-is-not-a-dirty-word

Hold them with your heart - https://www.dptraining.com.au/blog/behaviours-is-not-a-dirty-word