Western Sydney Health Check

Loving someone with dementia

October 07, 2020 Western Sydney Local Health District staff
Western Sydney Health Check
Loving someone with dementia
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Western Sydney Health Check
Loving someone with dementia
Oct 07, 2020
Western Sydney Local Health District staff

Dementia affects close to half a million Australians. Yet despite the stigma, it is possible to enjoy a rich and active lifestyle for years after diagnosis.

In this episode we speak to Geetika Dayal, whose mother has early onset dementia, and WSLHD dementia advisor Sue Tolhurst.

Geetika speaks about the reality of her mother's condition and how it has been for her father to transition from partner to carer after 46 years of marriage.

She also discusses the importance of looking after your own health and wellbeing as a carer.

Sue shares what support is available for carers from groups including Dementia Australia and the WSLHD Dementia Advisory Service.

For support, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Show Notes

Dementia affects close to half a million Australians. Yet despite the stigma, it is possible to enjoy a rich and active lifestyle for years after diagnosis.

In this episode we speak to Geetika Dayal, whose mother has early onset dementia, and WSLHD dementia advisor Sue Tolhurst.

Geetika speaks about the reality of her mother's condition and how it has been for her father to transition from partner to carer after 46 years of marriage.

She also discusses the importance of looking after your own health and wellbeing as a carer.

Sue shares what support is available for carers from groups including Dementia Australia and the WSLHD Dementia Advisory Service.

For support, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.