What we do

Dementia Australia (Qld) provides a range of specialised services to people with dementia, families and carers, people working in health and aged care and the general community.

Services for people with dementia, their families and carers:

  • National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 which offers information and support from trained advisors from 8am to 5pm weekdays. If you are not sure about where to go for help or if you just want some information about dementia or good brain health, the National Dementia Helpline should be the first call you make.
  • Dementia and Memory Community Centres offer a range of services, including counselling, recreational activities, education courses, and library and information services.
  • Living with Memory Loss (LWML) is a program for people in early stages of dementia and their families. The LWML program is a specially tailored program of information, advice and peer support to assist people with dementia to come to terms with their condition and plan for the future.
  • Carer Support Groups provide an environment in which carers of people with dementia can discuss issues with other people in a similar situation in a safe and supportive environment. Contact us on 1800 100 500 to find out if one operates in your local area.
  • Education workshops for family members and carers. Dementia Australia (Qld)’s highly skilled educators offer specialised dementia training and education to families and carers of people with dementia.
  • Library and resource centre.

Services for people working in health and aged care:

  • Nationally recognised workshops and courses. Dementia Australia (Qld)’s highly skilled educators offer specialised dementia training and education  to those who work with people with dementia. A wide variety of courses are on offer, including an accredited competency based course.
  • Library and resource centre.

Services for the general community

  • Dementia Australia (Qld) delivers a range of seminars and other presentations to the community on dementia related subjects. Presentations on how to reduce your risk of dementia and the kind of memory changes that naturally occur as people age have proved highly popular.

Dementia Australia (Qld) offers support for the person with dementia as well as their carers and families. Courses to explain the disease and plan for the future, workshops for families, support groups, referrals to respite services and general information is available free of charge to anyone who calls the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.