Dementia Australia is bringing free community education programs, including an immersive virtual reality workshop, to Cooktown to support those living with dementia and their families.
Participants can learn more about what life is like for a person living with dementia in the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience and learn about symptoms in the first free workshop on Tuesday 31 October from 9 am to 12 pm.
The second workshop, from 1 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday 31 October, focuses on memory, including tips for improving memory and when to seek help.
The final workshop is on Thursday 2 November from 9.30 am to 11 am and provides an introduction to dementia, including planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.
A Dementia Australia support specialist will also be offering one-on-one sessions to people living with dementia or their families and carers to discuss their individual needs.
Visit www.dementia.org.au/brainhub/cooktown for more information or to register for the free programs, or phone 1800 588 699 to book a one-on-one session.