For families and carers - ACT

Dementia Australia ACT offers a range of education, training and information sessions for carers and friends of people with dementia.

All education and training specifically for carers is free of charge, however, a small contribution is requested for attendance at general information sessions.

Living With Memory Loss

Living with memory loss course assists people who have been newly diagnosed with early stage dementia and a family member or friend. Participants have an opportunity to obtain information; talk confidently with others in a similar situation; focus on maintaining and enhancing skills and abilities and explore ways of managing now and into the future. 

Topics covered include:

  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Adapting to change
  • Practical strategies
  • Looking after yourself
  • Planning for the future

The Living with memory loss program is an Australian Government Initiative.


Short Education Courses

Dementia Australia ACT receives many requests for 2 to 3 hour education sessions about caring for someone with dementia from community and church organisations.

Information Sessions

Free workshops for family & friends caring for a person with dementia or those who are interested in finding out about dementia. 

Dementia Australia ACT
159 Maribynong Avenue Kaleen, ACT, 2617 
(Please Note: All programs are held at the above address unless stated.) 

Who For: 
Specifically designed for family & friends caring for a person with dementia. 

Free - Bookings are essential. 

One of the following topics per session;

  • The nature of dementia
  • Effective communication
  • Impact of dementia
  • Activities for living and pleasure
  • Understanding behaviours of concern
  • Developing effective responses to behaviours of concern.

To book for this course or for more information please contact Education Services by phone 02 6255 0722, or email  

If you require respite care to attend please contact ACT Carer Respite Centre on 1800 059 059 

Dementia Australia ACT is the peak body representing the interests of people affected by dementia in the ACT. To find out more, contact us or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.