diagnosed at 52 years of age
Dementia doesn't discriminate, but with the right support, people like Donna can go from barely surviving to living well with dementia.
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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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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.
Dementia Australia video library
Please check back regularly to see what's new.
Watch all of our latest videos here
Community language videos
مرئيات باللغة العربية (Arabic videos)
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
Please note that our translated resources are currently under review and we are working to update these as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Dementia and Your Caring Role
This program provides an understanding of dementia and how to care for someone living with dementia.
This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.
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