We represent the 459,000 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.
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Information and advice
Your free resources kit is packed full of key information including leaflets and help sheets to help you manage a diagnosis of dementia.
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).
Help Sheets are available on this page as PDF files which you can read, download, and print.
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.
Marathon to Remember
Marathon to Remember is your chance to challenge yourself with a half, full or ultra-marathon, while raising funds and making a difference for people living with dementia.
Carer Wellness Program
This group session is designed to inform strategies to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for a carer, family or friend of a person living with dementia.
Dementia Care Navigator - A better way to connect with services and supports
Finding information about government-funded aged care services can be complex. Dementia Australia has a new way to identify and access dementia services.
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