Support services and programs
Living with dementia isn’t always easy. Whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself, or you would like to support someone you know, we can help.
Why support is important
Access to valuable information and support can help you understand a diagnosis, cope with changes in behaviour, manage living with dementia, and plan for the future. Dementia Australia provides support so that you, or someone affected by dementia, can be empowered to have the best possible quality of life.
Who we help
Our team is committed to supporting:
- people interested in and living with all forms of dementia
- families and friends of people living with dementia
- health care professionals and workers supporting people with dementia
Our services are available to individuals, couples, families and groups, aged care and community care professionals.
We also provide help and resources for people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
We deliver services face-to-face, by telephone, or online, to people across Australia, depending on your needs or location.
Types of support available
To learn more about the support services and programs available to you:
- call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or
- Use the online service enquiry/referral request form
Our team can talk you through different options.
National Dementia Helpline
The National Dementia Helpline is a free telephone service available to anyone seeking information, advice and support about dementia.
It’s important to share your feelings and talk about the impacts of dementia. Need someone to talk to? We are here for individuals, families, couples, and carers.
Support for people recently diagnosed
If you have been recently diagnosed, you may not feel ready to ask for help, but it can be useful and comforting to know about services available to help you make plans for the future and live well.
Support for families and carers
If you are helping someone manage the symptoms of dementia and remain independent, we can support you in your caring role, and also help you to look after your health and wellbeing.
Support for younger onset dementia
Younger onset dementia is dementia in people under 65. The younger onset dementia hub has information resources to address the unique challenges you or your loved one may be facing. Dementia Australia is also registered to provide NDIS support coordination to help you connect with support services.
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.