A coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Dementia Australia

The latest COVID-19 Dementia Australia resources

English help sheets

Help sheet 1: Tips for carers, families and friends of people living with dementia;

Help sheet 2: Tips for residential aged care providers;

Help sheet 3: Tips for home care providers;

Help sheet 4: Tips for people living with dementia

Help sheets in other languages

Help sheets available in other languages


2-3 minute videos

Aged Care Workers - Changed Behaviours
Supporting people living with dementia and changed behaviours during COVID-19;

Aged Care Workers - Social Distancing
Supporting people living with dementia to better understand social distancing during COVID-19;

Aged Care Workers - Hand Hygiene
Supporting people living with dementia to better understand and manage hand hygiene during COVID-19;

Aged Care Workers – Connections
The importance of maintaining engagement and connections for the person living with dementia during COVID-19

Other resources

What is dementia? A free online learning module

More online learning options

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Dementia Australia has modified the way we approach our service delivery and activity for the time being.

The wellbeing of our community, including people living with dementia, their families and carers, clients, volunteers, supporters and staff, is our priority. We have been following the situation closely and implementing the advice from government and health authorities.

We are working to minimise person-to-person contact in order to reduce the potential spread of the virus, whilst ensuring we continue to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

We understand this is a challenging time for us all and we thank you for your understanding as we put these measures in place. The needs of people living with dementia, their families and carers continue to be at the heart of what we do and we remain committed to providing services and supports during this difficult time even if, on a practical level, that may look at bit different.

If you are living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia as family member, primary carer or involved in caring for someone in your professional role and have any concerns, questions, or would like more information please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500.

For COVID-19 information and support for senior Australians, their families and carers, contact the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line on 1800 171 866.

For the most up-to-date federal government information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here.

A government Fact Sheet for the information and advice of older Australians in relation to COVID-19 is also available. You can find that here.

Dementia Australia has provided some advice and commentary through media releases that can be found here.