For people living with dementia, their families and carers
The Dementia Guide is an important resource for any person impacted by any form of dementia, of any age. The Dementia Guide can help anyone learn about dementia and the treatments, support and services available.
The Dementia Guide may also be useful to the friends, families and carers of people living with dementia, as it contains information about the impact dementia may have on a person, the treatment, support and services they may need, as well as for anyone taking on a caring role.
You can also read and focus on the individual sections that seem most relevant to your situation:
What is dementia? Who gets dementia? What causes dementia? How does dementia affect younger people? And how does dementia progress?
Recognising your feelings, learning more about dementia, and telling people about your diagnosis.
Building your healthcare team, understanding your treatment options, and treating depression and anxiety.
Driving, working legal matters, financial management, government support, advanced care planning.
Coping with changes, reducing stress, maintaining communication, navigating changed relationships, living at home, travelling safely, and staying healthy and active.
My Aged Care, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), support coordination and other services from Dementia Australia, and local services.
Information services, support services, and education services.
Identifying the right time, choosing a residential care facility, understanding fees and costs, getting financial assistance, making the move, managing visits from family and friends, and protecting your quality of care.
Understanding palliative care.
This section offers a checklist of things to help you to live well now and make plans for the future.
Getting emotional support, getting practical support, looking after your health and wellbeing, supporting a person with dementia, coping with changes in behaviour, and managing grief and bereavement.
Order a paperback copy of the Dementia Guide
This A5 size 160 page paperback resource can be ordered by completing a form with your mailing details
We hope you find this resource to be helpful. If you have any comments, feedback, and/or suggestions as to how it could be improved in the future, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at [email protected]