We represent the 487,500 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care
What is dementia?
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease.
Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.
News and stories
Free information kit
Choose from a range of resources offering key information, tips and advice about dementia, brain health, and living well.
Help sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia.
Prefer to talk?
If you would prefer to talk to someone, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 (available 8am to 8pm weekdays).
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
A series of help sheets about various dementia topics have been developed to inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about dementia.
Information in other languages
Dementia Australia is committed to meeting the linguistic needs of all members of the community.
Find resources translated into 38 languages including Arabic, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Communication and Dementia
The session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
Understanding Younger Onset Dementia
This session provides an introduction to younger onset dementia and the unique impacts of a diagnosis of dementia earlier in life.
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