We represent the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care
Medicines and dementia: what you need to know
Dementia support and learning experiences using technology
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 9am to 5pm 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.
Communication - Live webinar
This session looks at the changes in communication that occur for the person with dementia.
Dementia Care Navigator Information Session
Finding information about government-funded aged care services can be complex. Dementia Australia has a new way to identify and access dementia services. The Dementia Care Navigator is a service that aims to make it simpler for Australians to learn about government-supported aged care services and how to access them.
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