We represent the 472,000 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.
Memory Walk & Jog
Take part in Dementia Australia’s biggest fundraising movement and help beat dementia to the finish line.
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.
Bathing made easy
This session will provide an understanding of common behaviours we see during bathing, showering, hair washing and dressing and useful tips to engage a person with dementia more successfully in these activities.
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