Understanding dementia - for clients

This course is available in
All states

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.  

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. 

You will gain knowledge in: 

  • types of dementia, signs and symptoms 
  • the experience of living with dementia 
  • available services and where to access support

Suitable for: People living with dementia, their family carers, family members, and people who are concerned they or someone they know may have dementia.

This session will benefit people at various stages of their journey including pre-diagnosis and post diagnosis in the early stages. People who are in the mid and moderate stages of dementia may still benefit from the session. This session is not suitable for people living with dementia who are in the late stages.

This session can be delivered on the behalf of aged care and disability service providers onsite to people living with dementia and their families. If you would like to discuss onsite delivery, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. 

This program is not suitable for volunteers, professional carers or people employed in the health or aged care industries. The resources, content and delivery will not meet the needs of professionals. To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development, please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.