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If you have dementia, or you care for someone living with dementia, it’s normal to have a lot of strong feelings, both good and bad.

You’re not alone. Dementia Australia offers free, confidential, professional counselling for individuals, families, couples and professional carers at all stages of a dementia journey.

Counselling can help you understand what you, or the person you care about, is going through. It can be good to talk with a professional about your:

  • emotional reactions
  • family and culture
  • living arrangements
  • dementia symptoms
  • changed behaviours.

Everyone experiences dementia differently. Counselling can help you to:

  • better understand the impact of dementia
  • develop strategies to respond to feelings of stress or mixed emotions
  • plan for the future, by setting goals and seeking referrals for practice support.

We can speak with you face-to-face, on the phone or via video conferencing.

How to start counselling

Call the free National Dementia Helpline any time, day or night, on 1800 100 500.

Dementia expert webinar: the benefits of dementia counselling, with Robert Eddie
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Last updated
2 November 2023