Additional programs

Additional support programs

In addition to support services available Australia-wide, Dementia Australia runs several other programs in selected locations, made possible with state-specific funding.

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.

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.

Our dementia-specific palliative care 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 in Victoria.

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. 

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 to learn about programs in your area.