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Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia was established in 2001 and is the lead body for reconciliation in the nation.

Reconciliation Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation which promotes and facilitates reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Safe Return

Safe Return program has been decommissioned in February 2020

The Safe Return was a joint initiative between Dementia Australia South Australia and the South Australia Police to help ensure the safety of people at risk of becoming lost. The program enabled the rapid identification and return home of people who become lost by using a unique ID code engraved on a secure bracelet. The details of the person at risk of becoming lost are accessible only by you and the SA Police.

Support for carers

Support for carersA practical guide to services for families and friends of people with dementia.

This guide has been developed to help family members and friends of someone living with dementia. The guide will help you find out about services, and to help you with future planning.


Supporting and accommodating people with dementia at conferences and other events

Dementia Alliance International (DAI) assembled responses from post-event informal email surveys of the past four years to see how people with dementia and care partners feel about the access, support, and enablement provided at professional meetings of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other conferences or events.

In other words, DAI asked if such events are dementia friendly, accessible, and accommodating for people of all ages and disabilities.


Talk with me

Talk with me! Good communication tips for talking to people with dementia

These are principles of communication that people living with dementia have told us would make a difference to their lives.

Please talk with me, not my carer, family member or friend. Don’t prejudge my level of understanding.

Make eye contact and speak clearly. Use short sentences, with one idea at a time. Avoid jargon, as I might misunderstand. 

Talking Book on Dementia in Vietnamese

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has produced a Vietnamese talking book on dementia, which is the fifth in a series of talking books informing community members about the condition. 'Information on Dementia in Vietmanese' is a multi-media tool that can be viewed on a computer or tablet.

The talking book helps educate Vietnamese people about memory loss and dementia to assist them to best manage their condition in a more informed way. The book covers nine dementia topics, using simple information sheets and basic terms which are easy to understand.