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The National Dementia Helpline

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Free and confidential, the National Dementia Helpline, 1800 100 500, provides expert information, advice and support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No issue too big, no question too small.

If you:

  • live with dementia
  • know or care for someone with dementia
  • work with people with dementia
  • are concerned about your thinking, mood and memory
  • have mild cognitive impairment

Then the National Dementia Helpline is here to help. We can:

  • provide emotional support and guidance
  • connect you to Dementia Australia and community support services and programs
  • discuss government support, including My Aged Care, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Carer Gateway and Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS).

Do you need a translator? Call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, call the National Relay Service on 133 677.

Dementia Australia respects your privacy. Read our privacy policy.

The National Dementia Helpline is funded to provide services to people living in Australia. If you’re an Australian living overseas, email the National Dementia Helpline on

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Last updated
1 February 2024