About this website

Welcome to the Dementia Australia website.

Your advice to us

We encourage you to offer advice relating to this website. All suggestions will be listened to.

Use our suggestions box to send us compliments, complaints, or ideas to improve the website.


This website is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Australian Government Department of Social Services


The information provided on this website provides only a general summary of the subject matter covered and Dementia Australia recommends any person with dementia or concerns about their memory and/or their carers seek professional and/or medical advice specific to their case.

While Dementia Australia makes every attempt to ensure material provided on this site is accurate, current and complete it should be considered carefully to evaluate its relevance to your purposes.

Dementia Australia is not liable for any error or omission on this website or for any injury, loss or damage incurred by reliance on the information or advice provided on these pages.

Dementia Australia does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services.

The Dementia Australia website contains links to other external websites which are not under the control of Dementia Australia. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website active and running smoothly. However, Dementia Australia takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues which may be beyond our control.


Dementia Australia is committed to protecting your privacy. We abide by the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("Act") in relation to the collection and use of your personal information.

Read our privacy policy (revised 29 September 2021).

If you would like more information about our policy, the way we manage your personal information, or are concerned that we may have breached your privacy and wish to make a complaint, contact the Dementia Australia Privacy Officer:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Privacy Officer, Dementia Australia Ltd., PO Box 3021, Manuka, ACT 2603, Canberra
Phone: (02) 6278 8900

Copyright © Dementia Australia 2000-2020, all rights reserved.

You may not link to or use our content except when granted explicit permission from Dementia Australia and subject to Dementia Australia being credited, and content not being changed in any way or used out of context. Photos on this website may not be copied or reproduced without express permission.

If permission is granted to link to an Dementia Australia pdf or other format file, the link must be to the Dementia Australia website address, you may not take a copy.

Requests and enquiries can be addressed in writing to Dementia Australia, attn Copyright and Permissions Enquiries, PO Box 4194 Kingston ACT 2604 Canberra or by email to [email protected].

A number of photos on this website are copyright ©Lynton Crabb and cannot be reproduced.

Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.


We are committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our website visitors.

We are working to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Some of the downloadable publications and forms we offer are in PDF format. We understand that this format can cause problems for some users and are working to provide alternative formats.

This website can read pages aloud

If you would like to have pages on this website read to you, click the "Listen" link which is near the top right of almost all pages on this website. You do not have to download anything to use this service.

ReadSpeaker imageHow it works: you simply click the word Listen to listen to the webpage's content. An audio player appears (see image below) and starts reading the text of the page out loud.

This service also works for PDF files on our website, provided that they are PDF files with text in them - if we have scanned a PDF and uploaded it, then unfortunately you won't be able to listen it. Links to PDF files on this website have a small blue icon sitting on their right. When you click the icon a new window will open, in which you can have the PDF read out loud.