The Maranoa Club has been designed specifically for clients with Younger Onset Dementia & their carers
Younger onset dementia (YOD), also known as early-onset dementia, refers to the occurrence of dementia symptoms in individuals who are below the age of 65. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is characterized by memory loss, impaired cognitive function, and changes in behaviour.
While dementia is more commonly associated with older adults, it can affect individuals in their 40s, 50s, or early 60s. Younger onset dementia may present unique challenges because it can impact individuals during their prime working and family-raising years.
Early detection and intervention are crucial for addressing symptoms, providing appropriate support, and helping individuals and their families cope with the challenges associated with dementia. Treatment may involve medications, therapy, and lifestyle modifications to improve quality of life.
BASScare’s Maranoa Club recognises the unique challenges faced by individuals with YOD and their caregivers. The club is dedicated to providing support to caregivers while simultaneously offering age-appropriate and meaningful activities for those diagnosed with YOD.
By addressing the specific needs of both caregivers and individuals with YOD, BASScare’s Maranoa Club plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for those affected by this challenging condition. The club’s holistic approach aims to create an inclusive and supportive environment that empowers individuals with YOD to live fulfilling lives as part of a community while providing essential support to their caregivers.
Looking for a welcoming space away from home where you and your loved ones can unwind and connect? Look no further than My Place, the drop-in centre at Maranoa Club created to bring joy, relaxation, and community to your evenings and weekends. Somewhere our clients perceive as their space and feel secure and comfortable. Their place away from home where they can be the host.
Available to current clients only.