Dementia is a condition or illness that affects the way a person’s brain is working. The brain controls everything we do and so dementia can cause changes in the way a person thinks, their memory, the way they see things and the way they talk which interferes with doing every day activities. Although dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal ageing.
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Local office located in Drouin. Source of trusted information, education and support services. Advocate for positive change for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and supporting vital research.
Gippsland PHN is committed to providing inclusive services and work environments where people of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders, cultures, spiritual beliefs, age, bodies and abilities are valued, supported and celebrated.
Gippsland PHN acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people/s as the traditional Custodians of Country across the Gippsland region.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people/s continuing connection to Land, Water and Community.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People/s, Cultures, and their Elders past and present.
We also recognise, respect and affirm the central role played in our work by people with lived experience, their families and/or carers.
Gippsland PHN acknowledges Alfie Hudson for the healing circles artwork. Alfie is a Gunai Kurnai man and created this artwork which represents health professionals being committed to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members for the best health outcomes.