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Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia

No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is there for you. They exist to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Founded by carers more than 35 years ago, they are the national peak body for people impacted by dementia in Australia. Dementia Australia is a source of trusted information, education and support services.

Dementia Australia supports people of all ages living with all forms of dementia, their families, and carers. If you or a family member have concerns about changes to memory, thinking or behaviour, or you have dementia, they can support and guide you. Their highly experienced and qualified staff provide information, support and education services and can assist you to access supports and services in your community.

Information

We provide information to help people living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

  • Visit the Dementia Australia website. Download Help Sheets, videos, flyers and booklets on a range of topics. Information is available in languages other than English. 
  • Order a copy or download The Dementia Guide. This guide includes information about dementia, living with dementia and planning for the future. 
  • Visit one of our libraries, either online or in-person. You can borrow books, ebooks and audiobooks. 

Support

A diagnosis of dementia can lead to a range of concerns and emotions.  It can leave people feeling uncertain about the future and it can take some time to adjust. .

Dementia Australia can support you to:

  • understand recent changes in your circumstances and the support available in your community.
  • understand the diagnosis and what steps to take next.
  • understand the changes to memory, thinking or behaviour and how to manage them.
  • maintain your emotional wellbeing by talking to one of our professional counsellors or joining a support program.
  • maintain your social and physical wellbeing through social and practical support.
  • register with My Aged Care or the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Education

If you are a person living with dementia, a family member or carer, Dementia Australia’s experienced staff run educational sessions throughout Australia and online to help build knowledge to support your wellbeing. For information visit: dementia.org.au/education

Contact

The National Dementia Helpline is available Monday to Friday, between 8am and 8pm (excluding public holidays). Call 1800 100 500

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