It is possible for people diagnosed with dementia to live well with the illness – provided they get support, and that the people who are supporting them do too.
People with dementia can still try new things, stay involved in their local communities and favourite activities, and develop new friendships and interests.
Below is a list of Dementia Support Groups that are supported by Ozcare’s Dementia Advisors for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Living Well with Dementia group in Bundaberg
Ozcare Bundaberg encourages people living with dementia, their family, and carers to join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from February to December for a group that focuses on joint activities for the person living with dementia and their carers. We meet at community cafés, parks and other community venues. A newsletter is sent out each month to advise of the upcoming activity.
The group is run by Ozcare’s dementia adviser Denise Hodder. For more information contact 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273).
Social group in Mackay
This support group is for older people living with dementia and their carers. It meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 11.30am to 1.30pm at the City Bowls Club, 305 Shakespeare Street, Mackay. This group is supported by Ozcare’s dementia advisor Diane Barber. For more information contact 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273).
Walking group in Townsville
People with dementia and their carers are invited to a weekly walking group, run by Heart Foundation Walking, with support from Ozcare’s Dementia Advisory and Support Service. For more information contact 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273).
Social groups in Cairns
Ozcare’s dementia advisor Britta Hollamby supports two social groups for people with dementia in Cairns. One is aimed at older people with dementia and carers and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at a café. The second group is for people with dementia and meets every 2nd week on Fridays at a café. For more information contact 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273).
We offer a range of services to support people living with dementia, their carers and families to make sense of things and move forward.
Let’s talk about dementia. We’ve compiled some helpful information to help families make sense of behaviours and put in place strategies to go forward.