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For family, friends and carers

Nearly 1.6 million Australians are involved in the care of someone living with dementia. It can be a rewarding role, but it can also come with big changes to your life, and there are good days and hard days. We have information, advice and support specifically designed for you and your needs.

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If someone close to you receives a diagnosis of dementia, you might find yourself in the role of carer, either by choice or necessity.

Carers often report feeling that, when the attention is understandably on someone with a medical condition, it can sometimes feel there’s no time for your needs, or that it’s not right to spend time on yourself.

But your needs are important. Not just because getting care for yourself will help you better care for your loved one, but because you’re still a person with real needs who deserves to have them met.

Caring for loved ones with dementia - What have you learnt?

Information, advice and support for carers

Dementia Australia is here for carers.

We have information, advice and support services designed especially for you as a carer, and you as a person with needs independent of your caring role.

Here is a list of ways you can get the support you need, from us and other services.

Care for families, friends and carers

Men in the caring role

Vincent Poisson explores the experience of male carers of people with dementia. Learn about the growing number of male carers, and get tips and strategies to help male carers.

Dementia expert webinar: men in the caring role, with Vincent Poisson

Younger onset dementia and the caring role

Dr Wendy Kelso, discussing both positive and negative emotions and the importance of well-being within the caring role for someone with younger onset dementia.

Dementia expert webinar: younger onset dementia and the caring role, with Dr Wendy Kelso

Family relationships and dementia presented by Dementia Australia family clinician Jane Smith

In this video we are joined by Dementia Australia family clinician Jane Smith, who has worked as a family therapist for over twenty years. Jane covers supporting families when it comes to relationships and communication with a diagnosis of dementia.

Dementia expert webinar: family relationships and dementia, with Jane Smith
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Last updated
1 February 2024