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Caring for carers of people with dementia

A new way to support isolated carers

Are you the main carer for someone with dementia?

Is it hard to attend things because of your caring duties?

Does isolation or distance make it difficult to meet people?

Would you like to join a free program, from home, and meet others in a similar circumstance?

Carers are invited to join a chat-based six-week group program:

  • To connect with other carers in a similar situation
  • To chat from home in a relaxed, informal atmosphere
  • To learn and share information and experiences with others who understand.

The learning and chat meetings are led by a program facilitator and run for six weeks.
Carers can join the program from home. You will be able to use your own computer or tablet and will need to be connected to the internet. The program is free, apart from
charges from your internet service provider for data usage in the videoconference sessions. We can loan you a tablet if needed.

Carers do not need to stop any other carer programs or services that they are involved in.

The program is community based and available to isolated carers in Australia.

Carers will be offered $50 voucher as a thank you at  completion of their involvement the project and will go in the draw to win one of five devices (tablets).

The program will be offered many times throughout 2018 and in early 2019. Contact the Project Manager for more information and to register for the carer program. Download the flyer here. 

Project Manager
carers@cqu.edu.au
0437 579 695

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