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Dementia Awareness Week

The Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot launched three new free dementia training resources as part of Dementia Awareness Week on 18 September 2008.

Minister Elliot joined Alzheimer’s Australia and the Parliamentary Friends of Dementia in Canberra to officially launch Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 19-26 September 2008.

The theme for the week is Mind your Mind – and reduce the risk of dementia.
The three resources are:

• ‘Local Knowledge: A dementia care e-learning resource for rural and remote aged care
workers’ focuses on people living in regional Australia;
• ‘Strangers in a Strange Land: Cultural Competence in Dementia Care’ focuses on people
from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and
• ‘2 Young 4 Dementia – Meeting the Needs of People with Younger Onset Dementia’ to
support improved dementia awareness and care for younger people with dementia, their
carers and families in a variety of work and care environments.

These will be rolled out across the country over the next three months to training providers.
Copies can be ordered by clicking here.

For more information click here.