Additional support programs
Social support programs
If you’re living with dementia, staying active and social can help your skills and memory. It can also help improve your self-esteem, sleep and wellbeing. Participating in our social support programs can also give respite to people in caring roles.
Social support programs are currently available across Australia.
If you are impacted by dementia and want to talk with someone who understands, Dementia Australia has a program to support you. Our Connecting Peers program is open to anyone living with dementia or caring for someone who is. All you need is a phone or internet connectivity.
Dementia-specific palliative care program
If you’re living with or caring for someone with dementia, you may benefit from personalised, nurse-led support. You’ll receive specialist advice, as well as clinical and emotional support.
The Nightingale Program is currently available in South Australia.
Café-style support programs
If you enjoy talking to others who are also affected by dementia, you might like to sign up for our café support programs. These programs give people caring for someone with dementia an opportunity to connect over coffee in casual setting.
Our café-style support programs are currently available across Australia.
Programs to keep your mind active
If you have dementia, it’s important to keep your mind active to maintain health and wellbeing. You can exercise the mind by doing things you find challenging or trying new activities. Our programs help you flex your capabilities, practise your skills, engage with your community, and make new friends at the same time.
How to access our programs
- Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or
- Use the online service enquiry/referral request form