Understanding the challenges of dementia care

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.

Where When Time Bookings
Caloundra Wednesday 5 September 10.30am to noon 1300 LIBRARY
Cooroy Saturday 1 September 10am to 11.30am 1300 LIBRARY
Kawana Monday 10 September 10am to 11.30am 1300 LIBRARY
Maleny Thursday 23 August 1pm to 2.30pm 1300 LIBRARY
Maroochydore Monday 3 September 10am to 11.30am 1300 LIBRARY
Nambour Tuesday 4 September 10am to 11.30am 1300 LIBRARY
Noosa Tuesday 28 August 2pm to 3.30pm 1300 LIBRARY
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.