Families and carers

Dementia Australia provides high-quality services and support to meet family and carer needs. We recognise, promote and value carers and care relationships, and recognise the different needs of people in care relationships.

Dementia Australia complies with the Care Relationship Principles (Carers Recognition Act 2021). If you wish to know more about how Dementia Australia meets obligations of care and carer support agencies relating to the Care Relationship Principles, you can access the report via the link below:
Dementia Australia Report - Obligations of Care and Care Support Agencies

Support for families and carers

Family members and friends often find themselves in the role of a carer when a loved one is living with dementia. While caring for your loved one can be rewarding, it can also have its tougher days. As you care for someone with dementia, you may not be taking as much care of your own emotional, mental or physical wellbeing. 

Whether you’re the husband, wife, partner, daughter, son, brother, sister or friend of the person, your relationship will change. Dementia Australia offers support for families and carers so you don’t feel alone. 

Services offered through Dementia Australia can help you:

  • support the person to live well at home, for as long as possible
  • support the person to continue with their hobbies, activities and interests
  • learn about dementia, so you’re better equipped to manage changes
  • access support services and programs to maintain your health and wellbeing.

How to access support for families and carers

Joining a carer support group is a great way to share knowledge, tips and strategies with others who are going through a similar experience.

To find a group near you:

You can an also call our National Dementia Helpline to discuss a referral for counselling support.

Alternatively, we regularly run several education programs specifically designed for families and carers. Browse and register for an upcoming session.