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Australian and Victorian governments, under the Home and Community Care Program, Cafés

The Australian and Victorian governments, under the Home and Community Care Program, have provided  funding for Café Style Support Programs that are offered throughout Victoria.

These cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their family members to enjoy time together with some refreshments and entertainment, in the company of people in a similar situation to themselves.  Alzheimer’s Australia Vic counselling staff and trained volunteers also attend. 

Cafés are held in the following locations:

    Southern eastern metropolitan region: Monash Local Government Area
    Northern metropolitan region: Darebin Local Government Area
    Southern metropolitan region: Frankston City Local Government Area
    Eastern metropolitan region: Whitehorse Local Government Area (Multicultural: Filipino, Chinese, Greek and Italian)
    Western metropolitan region: Brimbank Local Government Area (Multicultural: Macedonian, Vietnames and Maltese)
    Regional Victoria: Geelong, Bass Coast and Grampians (including Horsham, Edenhope, Nhill and Hopetoun).

Bilingual workers are present at our Multicultural Cafés (in the Manningham and Brimbank areas) to ensure participants can actively participate with other cultural groups.

To enquire whether this event is suitable for you, please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.  Self referrals, as well as agency referrals, are welcome 
    Hume Region
    Barwon South West Region
    Western Metropolitan Region
    Northern Metropolitan Region
    Loddon Mallee Region

1 comment:

Leigh Schneider said...

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I have been through many phases over the last couple of years since my father's diagnosis, he was 53 years old and had Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and his diagnosis changed my life in many ways, I spend most of the time in denial and I keep thinking the tests were wrong. But deep down I knew they were correct. Though sharing his story is very difficult. He was always very successful in being able to accomplish anything he set his mind on doing. Alzheimer’s is a bitch of a disease. It began by robbing his recent memory, but it didn't stop there. It continues to steal, taking the most recent memories until it has pilfered all but the oldest memories, he experienced a decline in his ability to think, remember and make decisions. I feel a need to express my thoughts and feelings about how it affected his day to day living and how its deteriorated since despite the help of some wonderful medics and medicine.
I remind myself how lucky to come across Charanjit rychtova's herbal medicine which is able to control this disease without any side effect, I felt a moment of relief hoping that he is free from this ailment, and nothing compares to the healing power of nature. Now I believe almost every health problem can be addressed in one natural way or another. The only thing I wanted was for him to feel better. I’m proud to say my Dad is Alzheimer’s free. You can also contact him for advice and more info.