The Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project aims to provide support and information to isolated carers of older people with dementia living in regional and rural Australia. The chat-based group program allows carers to chat with other carers in a similar situation.
Carers are invited to join weekly group videoconference meetings from their home, and connect with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Carers will have the opportunity to share information, experience and skills.
The learning and chat meetings will be led by a program facilitator and run for six weeks. Carers will need to be connected to the internet. The program is free, apart from charges from the internet service provider for data usage in the video-conference sessions. Carers do not need to discontinue any other programs or services that they are involved in.
Carers are encouraged to use their own desktop computer, laptop, or tablet; the project can loan a tablet for the sessions, if needed. Carers will be offered $50 voucher of their choice as a thank you at the end of the project. The program is community based, with a focus on regional Queensland.
The program will be offered many times throughout 2018 and in early 2019. Carers who are interested in joining a program, or finding out more, can email or phone the project manager, whose contact details are below.
The program is being offered by CQUniversity’s Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project. The project aims to gather information about the response of isolated rural carers of older people with dementia to a videoconference based outreach information and peer support program. A summary of the information gathered from the project will be available for participants when the project is finished.
This program is FREE for participants. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund. The project has received approval from CQUniversity’s Human Research Ethics Committee (20926). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4923 2603.
Contact the project team at email@example.com or phone Atosha Clancy on 0437 579 695
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