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. To find out whether these programs listed below are available to you, we welcome you to call our National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. Alternatively, you can ask us what’s happening in your state.
Social support programs
If you’re in the early stages of dementia and interested in maintaining community participation, we offer Social Support – regular outings and group activities that help you stay socially connected. Social Support also gives respite to family members in caring roles.
Social support programs are currently available across Australia.
Dementia-specific palliative care program
If you’re living or caring for someone with advanced dementia, you may benefit from this nurse-led program, designed to assess and empower people at this stage of their journey. 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 meet-ups. These programs give people living with dementia and their families an opportunity to connect over coffee in casual setting.
Our café-style support programs are currently available in Victoria.
Cognitive stimulation programs
If you like finding ways to practise your skills, we encourage you to check out our cognitive stimulation programs. They’re great for flexing your capabilities, engaging with your community, and making new friends at the same time.