20 October 2023

Free dementia education coming to Cooktown

| Sarah Martin
Start the conversation
people wearing VR headsets

The VR workshop invites people to learn more about living with dementia. Photo: Educational Dementia Immersive Experience.

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.

Start the conversation

Cape York Weekly

Subscribe to get the latest edition of Cape York Weekly in your inbox each Monday.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Cape York Weekly's terms and conditions and privacy policy.