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"Dementia Overview evening in Coleambally (Rural Primary Health Service)"

About: Murrumbidgee Medicare Local

(as a volunteer/advocate),

Rosalyn Vaseo, Rural Primary Care Nurse with Murrumbidgee Medicare Local organized an evening on dementia in the Coleambally Community Club providing a wealth of literature and more importantly Merylise Calabria, Dementia Support Worker with Home Care Service of NSW, as the guest speaker.

A small but interested group heard what I thought was a very complete and very useful address that covered a range of topics about dementia including signs, prevention strategies, the varieties of dementia, the cause and treatments currently accepted, the effects of dementia in the various sections of the brain and management strategies.

I thought it was an outstanding event which will begin the Coleambally Community's education of this growing issue.

Merylise and Ros are wonderful people that seem willing to travel and share. Both visit Coleambally frequently and I hope the community will become more aware of what they are doing because of this event.

Wonderful health care individuals. Lucky us.

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Response from Cate Creswick, Executive Officer, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local 9 years ago
Cate Creswick
Executive Officer,
Murrumbidgee Medicare Local
Submitted on 16/05/2013 at 3:22 PM
Published on Care Opinion on 20/05/2013 at 9:30 AM

Thank you so much for sharing your story and I apologise that it has taken so long to respond. We are pleased that the evening was helpful and the service our staff provide is valued. Your comments have been passed onto the team. Thanks again.

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