Memory Wellness is based on the latest research into brain and memory health and has proven to enhance the health of your brain. A significant benefit for Memory Wellness clients is the reduced wait time between recognising the signs of dementia to the time of diagnosis. This helps people get on the road to better brain health sooner.
While everyone will experience different benefits from the program, you can expect to;
- Improve your memory and reduce anxiety and stress.
- Recognise and combat the signs of dementia earlier.
- Group classes to meet like minded people.
About the 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 pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
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'll 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 and has proven to enhance the health of your brain. The program aims to improve your memory, subsequently 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 abilities. 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 ongoing support througout 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, but you can read the program manual to catch up on the ones you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and add you to another program when it becomes available.
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