Research-based memory care for seniors
Based on the latest research into brain and memory health, this program is especially designed to offer you tools to keep your brain active.
Our brain changes as we age and it requires constant stimulation to stay well-tuned. Exercising your brain can make it stronger and reduce the risk of memory loss. In addition, it can also reduce the potential wait time between recognising the signs of dementia to the time of diagnosis.
Here’s what you will learn during the program:
- Recognise the early signs of dementia and learn how to combat them.
- Participate in activities to help you reduce anxiety and stress.
- Meet peers who are on the same journey and create new connections.
What’s included in the Memory Wellness program?
As a Memory Wellness participant you will receive an assessment of your current brain health and memory. This assessment means our Registered Nurses can tailor the Memory Wellness Program to your specific needs.
As a result of COVID-19, our Wellness programs have been moved to a virtual setting meaning you can access it from wherever you live. Delivered once a week via a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to speak openly about your concerns and even socialise with new friends, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of our Wellness Facilitators can even help you get set up if you’ve never used video calling before and all you need is internet connection.
As part of the program you will receive an iPad for the duration of the course and enjoy learning how to use many great features on the device including:
- Brain training activities like quizzes and puzzles.
- Taking photos and sharing those with others.
- Researching your interests and hobbies on the internet.
- Using Facebook and other programs to connect with loved ones.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
You can attend one of our Wellness or Activity Centres to take part in this service.Join us at one of our Wellness or Activity Centres for this service.
A team member can help take you from A to B in your local community.Learn more about services in your community
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.More information
Frequently Asked Questions
This program is suitable for seniors looking reduce the wait time between recognising the signs of dementia to the time of diagnosis and those who have concerns with their memory or with a family history of dementia.
Can the Memory Wellness program be catered for specific culturally and linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program or access interpreting services if required.
This program is run by Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.
We will undertake an initial assessment to determine your eligibility for this program. This assessment will allow us to design a tailored program that meets your specific needs.
Memory Wellness is based on the latest research into brain and memory health with the aim to enhance the health of your brain. The program is designed to exercise your memory, reducing your anxiety and stress, help you recognise the signs of memory decline earlier and meet like-minded people in group classes.
A one-on-one memory screening session will be conducted to assess your cognitive health. We will work closely with you to design a tailored program that meets your specific needs.
Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on memory health.
Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you with ongoing support throughout the duration of the program.
You may keep the iHealth device and educational manual, however iPads will need to be returned upon the completion or cancellation of the program.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions to gain the most out of the program, but you can read the program manual to catch up on sessions you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and, if you choose, add you to another program when it becomes available.
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