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Intouch : In Touch Issue 74
The Alzheimer's Disease - Help Our Carers group (AD-HOC) holds monthly meetings for AlzNSW members and their friends. Celebrate Spring When: 25 September, 12.30pm Cost: $10 Barbeque Saturday When: 30 October, 12.30pm Cost: $10 Yuletide Lunch When: 27 November, 12.30pm Cost: $24 All sessions are at the Dementia and Memory Community Centre, North Ryde, and bookings are essential -- contact Christine Bauer. T: (02) 8875 4625 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming activities www.alzheimers.org.au In touch Spring 2010 13 AD-HOC Schedule places) by 2050 as compared to present policy," she explains. John Watkins said the report was a reminder of the importance of government to make a commitment to give hope to the 250,000 Australians with dementia and the million Australians who support them. "The issue has not been addressed in the Health Care Reforms and no additional funding has been provided in the 2010 Federal Budget for the Dementia Initiative -- Making Dementia a National Health Priority," explains John. "This is despite estimates that the prevalence of dementia will increase fourfold to about 1 million people in the next 40 years." "The burden remains with the informal carers, often family members." -- John Watkins on ABC News 24 279,000 The number of older Australians who won't have access to residential care or community care by 2050 1,000,000 The number of Australians expected to have dementia in 40 years 25% The growth in community care packages and residential care places needed by 2050 Day trips • Bowral Tulips: Wednesday 29 September • Nan Tien Temple: Wednesday 13 October • Christmas lights: Friday 10 December (evening trip) Hot topics Small group discussions for men over 18 only. • September 28: 10am -- 11.30am • October 26: 10am -- 11.30am • November 23: 10am -- 11.30am Working with colour -- From the heart to art For artists and non-artists. • September 7 and 21: 10am - noon • October 5 and 19: 10am - noon • November 2 and 16: 10am - noon • December 7: 10am -- noon Card making Make wonderful cards with our Diversional Therapist. • September 22: 10am -- 11.30am • October 20: 10am -- 11.30am • November 24: 10am -- 11.30am Movie and Popcorn Get away from your thoughts, relax and enjoy. • October 5: 2pm -- 4pm • November 3: 2pm -- 4pm • December 1: 2pm -- 4pm Reserve your place All sessions are at the Dementia and Memory Community Centre, North Ryde. To book or find out more contact Yasmin. T: (02) 9888 4237
In Touch Issue 75