Anglicare and KaRa MINDS offer you comprehensive cognitive health programs designed to improve your memory and reduce your risk of dementia.
If you are currently residing in an Anglicare Retirement Village or you are an Anglicare At Home client, you can access the following services at a heavily discounted rate or through your home care subsidy.
Whether you want to be proactive about your brain health or are currently experiencing memory changes and want to reduce your risk of dementia, the Brain Wise program can help you.
The program provides an excellent baseline for ongoing health and wellbeing and if you are experiencing memory changes, it will assist you to define potential causes and identify opportunities to minimise ongoing decline.
The Brain Wise appointment
The appointment involves a 1 ½ - 2-hour proactive multidisciplinary assessment designed to review your health and cognitive wellness.
During this assessment information about your general health and wellness will be collected by our GP. Other tests will be undertaken for clinical analysis, as well as memory and cognitive testing, which is conducted by KaRa MINDS cognitive raters. This assessment is done confidentially and results of this appointment can be forwarded to your GP or nominated health practitioner upon your request. If your blood tests are found to be outside of normal range, a copy will be made available to your nominated doctor and you will be advised to follow up. The primary objective of this assessment is to provide you with practical lifestyle and health advice about how to reduce your risk of dementia.
Brain Training is a 6-week program run by clinical neuropsychologists and neuroscience researchers to maximise your memory.
The purpose of the program is to:
- Improve your everyday memory abilities with a corresponding increase in your confidence.
- Improve your health and wellbeing through guided strategies to manage lifestyle factors known to impact your memory.
- Learn how to minimise your risk of developing dementia.
Where are the services offered?
The Brain Training program is currently held at locations in Jannali, Penrith and Frenchs Forest.
Brain Wise appointments take place at KaRa MINDS:
Suite 1.06, Building 3,
35-41 Waterloo Road,
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
What are the costs?
Brain Wise Program – Normally the appointment gap is $250 (Medicare covers the rest). If you are an Anglicare At Home client, your home care subsidy will cover the gap amount which means you don’t incur an out-of-pocket expense.
Brain Training – The cost of this program is $650. If you are an Anglicare home care package client, your package can cover the full cost of the program. If you are on the Commonwealth Home Support Program signed up for Social Support Individual, Social Support Group or Centre Based Respite, you will be charged $20 per session only.
You’ll also be happy to know that KaRa MINDS offers all Anglicare clients and residents a 20% discount, so if you aren’t covered by a Government subsidy, you still benefit from our partnership with KaRa MINDS.
About KaRa MINDS
The KaRa Institute of Neurological Diseases is a unique, Sydney-based memory clinic and clinical trials facility helping the community to connect with cutting-edge research. The Institute specialises in clinical research, dementia prevention programs and carer support.
If you would like to access these services as part of a home care Government subsidy, contact Anglicare At Home. Please submit your details and we’ll be in touch.