Sunshine Coast Council presents free Dementia Care information sessions at various library locations across the Coast throughout August and September 2012.
Lorrae and Vince O’Rourke from Dementia Network Sunshine Coast understand the challenges and emotions of caring for a loved one suffering from dementia.
Vince, author of I Wish I Were a Leper, cared for his first wife who died from Alzheimer’s disease. As part of Dementia Awareness Week activities he will share his personal story while Lorrae discusses the nature of dementia and outlines services available to the community.
To secure your place visit council’s library website or call one of the following Sunshine Coast Library branches on1300 LIBRARY.
Closest to Beerwah is Caloundra and Maleny
Caloundra Wednesday 5 September 10.30am to noon
Maleny Thursday 23 August 1pm to 2.30pm
National and local events are planned for Dementia Awareness Week from 21 to 28 September 2012 and will include fundraising events, conferences and special presentations to assist in raising awareness of dementia.