Learn more about dementia

A FREE information forum for Mandarin-speaking people, carers or family members who are interested in learning more about dementia will be held at the Auburn Community Health Centre on Tuesday, February 4, from 2-4pm.

The session will explore what a diagnosis of dementia means and how to access local support and services and will be hosted by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and Dementia Advisory Services (DAS) in partnership with Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisory Service and Western Sydney Dementia Care Navigator (funded by WentWest).
Diagnosed with dementia in 2004, 84-year-old Muoi Ly from Berala receives some external help from aged care providers as well as her family rallying around her to keep her at home for as long as possible.
Her daughter Helen Lu is encouraging people to attend the forum to find out the best options for support and the right services.
“At first we found it really difficult to access Mandarin-speaking aged care service providers,” she said.
“Thankfully we found an aged care provider who have Mandarin care workers who understand mum and her needs.”
Local dementia service providers will also be available to answer any questions and healthcare interpreters will be on hand to provide free interpretation.
To register call Sora Machida, 9840 4101 or Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisor Kylee Holmes, 0438 819 634.