Families and carers

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. If this sounds like you, you may notice the amount of care required can increase as symptoms develop over time.

Caring for someone with dementia can have a significant emotional and physical impact on your health and wellbeing. Whether you’re the husband, wife, partner, daughter, son, brother, sister or friend of the person, your relationship will change. It’s important you seek proper support, 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
  • Increase your knowledge of dementia, so you’re better equipped to manage changes to behaviour or psychological symptoms associated with dementia.

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, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on free call 1800 100 500.

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.