Caring for someone with dementia: changes in behaviour

Dementia often leads to changes in a person’s behaviour. For families and carers, these changes may be upsetting and stressful. This information kit helps you understand changes in behaviour and develop strategies to cope and respond. 

You can read or watch the information online, download the information to your desktop, or print them out to read later.

How dementia changes behaviour

Learn about some of the common changes in behaviour that may occur when someone has dementia.

Watch video

Responding to changes in behaviour

Learn about ways to respond to common changes in behaviour that may occur in someone with dementia.

Watch video

Changes in behaviour and dementia

Changes in behaviour help sheets describe some common changes, ways to respond and where to get help.

Read the help sheets

Dementia Australia Library Service

Our national library service provides access to a comprehensive collection of print and digital resources about dementia.

Visit the library


We’re here to provide the support you need, anywhere in Australia.

Get support


Programs suited to support the needs of people living with dementia, families and carers, health professionals and general community.

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If you have questions about any of the information included in this kit, you can:

Call the National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

Request a callback using the helpline form

Chat online: helpline webchat

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