Education and training - NSW

Attend our information sessions and education programs to learn more about dementia and practical ways of dealing with it.

Courses are available for:

For people with dementia

We offer a range of services designed to support the specific needs of people living with dementia. 

For family and friends

We have free courses and workshops in locations around NSW where you can explore issues relating to you as family carers and friends of people with dementia.

Webinars

  • To be advised

North Ryde

Newcastle

  • Carer Courses 2017
    • 19 January - One Day Course
    • 30 March - Dementia Friendly Homes
    • 13 April - One Day Course
    • 11 May Activities at Home
    • 8 June - One Day Course

Sylvania

Information and registration for the above courses is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Education Team on 02 9805 0100 or email

 

For health professionals and care workers

Education Services is able to offer customised education and professional development available anywhere in NSW. In consultation with you we can tailor-make a program to meet your specific learning needs.

In-Service

Find our more about our in-service education here or fill out the enquiry form.

Upcoming courses for health professionals and care workers  2016

North Ryde

  • 2017 Professional Calendar
    • Working with Families - Thursday 23 February 2017
    • Meaningful Engagement in Activities - Tuesday 21 March 2017
    • Experiencing Dementia and Challenging Perceptions of Behaviour associated with Dementia - Monday 1 May 2017
    • Understanding Dementia and Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia - Tuesday 20 June 2017

Hunter

  • 2017 Professional Calendar
    • Working with Families - 9 March 2017
    • Discover the Person, not the Disease and Meaningful Engagement in Activities - 9 March 2017
    • A Positive Approach to Understanding Dementia, Effective Communication and Behaviour Changes - 20 April 2017
    • Meaningful Engagement in Activities - 18 May 2017
    • Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia and Challenging Perceptions of Behaviour associated with Dementia

Information and registration for the courses listed above is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Education Team on 02 9805 0100 or email. A completed Registration Form is required for all participants.

For community volunteers

Short-course workshops focusing on fundamental principles for positive interaction and engagement with a person who has dementia. 

North Ryde

Port Macquarie

Information and registration for the above courses is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Alzheimer's Australia NSW on 9805 0100 or email  

For the community

We provide a range of services to increase awareness of dementia and related issues in the community.   

If you would like more information about where the Memory Van is visiting please contact Brain Health / Community Outreach Officer on 02 8875 4609 or email

For carer support group leaders

If you facilitate or are planning to start a support group, we have a number of courses to develop your skills and provide an opportunity to meet other leaders in your area. 

The calendar  lists the courses planned for 2017

North Ryde 

  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 13 & 14 February 2017
  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 11 April 2017
  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 22 & 23 May 2017
  • Loss & Grief in a Carer Support Group - 5 & 6 June 2017
  • Advanced Group Leadership - 26 June 2017

Ballina

  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 15 March 2017
  • Loss & Grief in a Carer Support Group - 16 & 17 March 2017

Dapto

  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 24 & 25 January 2017
  • Loss & Grief in a Carer Support Group - 3 & 4 May 2017

Dubbo

  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 16 & 17 May 2017

Orange

  • Facilitating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Yarning Circles - 31 January 2017
  • Loss & Grief in a Carer Support Group - 2 February 2017

​Port Macquarie

  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 4 April 2017
  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 5 & 6 April 2017

Queanbeyan

  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 30 March 2017

Tuggerah

  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 14 June 2017

​​​​​​​Read about the course options

Registration for any of these courses is available by contacting the Group Development team on 02 8875 4682 or email or by downloading the registration form.

 

Social and Therapeutic Programs

Aims to educate and support people living with dementia, family carers or friends, health care workers, staff and volunteers of local councils, museums and art galleries, historic homes and gardens.

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