The Family and Friends Matter booklet reinforces the importance of family, friendship and social connection for people with dementia and provides strategies and ideas to help an individual engage and maintain their relationship with a family member or friend who has developed dementia.
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Family, friends and community are important. They help us all get through life’s ups and downs.
- What can we do to keep this special bond when a family member or friend is living with dementia?
- How do we stay connected in ways that are meaningful?
- What interests can we continue to enjoy together?
These are some of the important questions this booklet aims to address.
FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.
FECCA strives to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are given proper recognition in public policy.
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Help with Dementia is an online support portal for people living with dementia, their families and carers
If you or a loved one has dementia and you need information, counselling, support and to connect with others in your situation then this website can help you.
Through this website you can:
- arrange online counselling (email or videoconference)
- learn about dementia
- connect with others in the same situation as you
- discover where and how to get help
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There are significant numbers of people in the homeless population with cognitive impairment, including dementia.
Yet little is known about this population or their needs.
Dementia Australia, the Gunditjmara community, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects have collaborated on the production of a hip hop music resource on dementia, wellbeing, culture and respect.
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing.
It is a chronic, progressive and terminal disease.
Read our comprehensive information section for health professionals.