We represent the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care
Dementia still not receiving the dedicated attention it deserves
While Dementia Australia welcomes the $11.3 million for expert psychosocial supports, the lack of focus on dementia within a $115.5 billion budget in 2020–21 for health, aged care and sport, reveals that dementia is still not receiving the attention it deserves.
A coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Dementia Australia
Help sheets are available in English and other languages.
COVID-19 virtual classrooms
Fully interactive and delivered online in two-hour sessions, these virtual classrooms will equip aged care staff to deliver quality care for people living with dementia.
Sign up before the end of October to receive a special discounted rate of $500 (normally $985) for group bookings of up to 25 participants.
What is dementia?
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease.
Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.
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Information and advice
Your free resources kit is packed full of key information including leaflets and help sheets to help you manage a diagnosis of dementia.
Help Sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia.
Prefer to talk?
If you would prefer to talk to someone, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 (available 8am to 8pm weekdays).
Help Sheets are available on this page as PDF files which you can read, download, and print.
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
A series of help sheets about various dementia topics have been developed to inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about dementia.
This session provides an introduction to dementia including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia.
Communication and dementia
The session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can occur as a result of dementia.
Understanding Behaviours - Live Webinar
This webinar outlines common behaviour changes in a person with dementia, identifies some of the triggers for these behaviours and uses a problem solving approach to find practical ways of responding
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