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Demystifying dementia at library

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November 24, 2017

Simone Hoffman from Dementia Australia will be visiting Kyabram Library to shed more light on this often misunderstood group of symptoms.

THE murky waters of dementia can be difficult and daunting to navigate.

But they are a reality many have had – and will have – to face.

Simone Hoffman from Dementia Australia will be visiting Kyabram Library to shed more light on this often misunderstood group of symptoms.

The session will offer an introduction to dementia – its causes, symptoms and the changes that typically occur.

Ms Hoffman will also discuss the services available to support the person and their families, including further education sessions.

Kyabram Library’s Natalie Stephenson said the session – which has been held in the past – was particularly helpful for carers. “It’s really informative. A dementia diagnosis can be such a shock to the person’s family and friends. There’s a real need for education so people know what to do next,” she said.

“We really encourage members of the community to come along, as they could be affected in the future.”

The session will be held at Kyabram Library on Thursday, November 23 at 10am.

Morning tea will be served at 10am, followed by the presentation at 10.30am.

This is a free event, but bookings are necessary.

To book, go to www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/library, call 5481 2400 or email [email protected]

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