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:
- Call the National Dementia Helpline on free call 1800 100 500 or
- Use the online service enquiry/referral request form
You can also call our National Dementia Helpline to book in professional counselling.
Alternatively, we regularly run several education programs specifically designed for families and carers. Browse and register for an upcoming session.