Understanding Dementia

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Dementia is a term used to describe a group of conditions characterised by gradual impairment of brain function which may impact memory, speech, cognition (thought), personality, behaviour, and mobility.

It’s important to remember, while the likelihood of developing dementia increases with age, dementia is not an inevitable or normal part of the ageing process. There are health behaviours (modifiable risk factors) that can decrease the risk of developing dementia such as physical activity, mental stimulation, a healthy diet, and good social connections.

Join us as we explore what dementia is, the causes, signs and symptoms and how to take meaningful steps to minimise risk.

FREE Hearing Tests with a Hearing Australia Representative will be available from 1.30-2.30 pm and from 3.30-4.00 pm. Contact reception to book.

We are also pleased to have a representative from Manningham City Council available to provide information on the Solar Savers Program including subsidies for Manningham residents who are Pension Card Holders. Look for the stand in our Reception Foyer from 1.30-4.30 pm.

This event is now full. Please contact reception on 9842 6726 to register for the wait list.

Supported by Bolton Clarke, Hearing Australia and Manningham City Council.


20 June (1 week)Thursday2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This event is full.

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