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Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia (formerly Alzheimer's Australia) is a unified, national peak body for people of all ages living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It is the leading organisation providing a voice for people impacted by dementia.

Many of the services delivered by Dementia Australia are funded by the Australian Government and delivered across Australia in every state and territory.

Services include:

  • National Dementia Helpline (1800 100 500)
  • Early intervention programs such as the Living with Memory Loss program
  • National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program
  • Dementia Australia service centres
  • Counselling
  • Carer support groups
  • Education for family carers and workers
  • Public awareness activities
  • National resources program.

Dementia Australia has a strong consumer focus and is committed to achieving a dementia-friendly Australia, where people with dementia are supported to have a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.

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Dementia Australia | National Dementia Helpline

How do I contact the helpline? Call us now on 1800 100 500 Send us an email Chat online Ask us to call you back

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Dementia Australia | National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia. This program expands on the National Dementia Support Program and is funded by the Australian Department of Social Services

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Dementia Australia | Talk to your doctor

During the process of having an assessment of memory loss or cognitive changes and determining a diagnosis, it is likely that you will have contact with medical specialists. In the longer term though, it is the family doctor who is usually the health professional providing on-going health care. This means that your doctors relationship with you and your family is critical. Your family members or others close to you are also likely to have involvement.

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Dementia Australia | I have younger onset dementia

Information and ideas for you to consider, and types of support that Dementia Australia can offer you Services and programs Support services The Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

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Dementia Australia | Multilingual resources

Multilingual Resources Information about planning ahead and this website is available in 30 languages. English Start2talk Early Planning Arabic

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Dementia Australia | I have younger onset dementia

Information and ideas for you to consider, and types of support that Dementia Australia can offer you Services and programs Support services The Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program

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Dementia Australia | Services and programs we provide

Services and programs in your area Follow these links for information about services and programs offered by Dementia Australia in your area: Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory

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Dementia Australia | Employment and dementia

Making employment decisions Being diagnosed with dementia means that there are a number of matters to consider in planning for the future. If you are still working, you will need to consider how dementia affects your working life and start thinking about changes that may be needed in the future. You may have already noticed the effects of dementia on your work. Some of the changes might include:

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Dementia Australia | Causes of dementia

*/ There is still much to learn about what causes dementia. There are many different types of dementia and the cause varies with type. The information below provides details of some of the major research areas.

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Dementia Australia | Advance care planning in Victoria

This page provides a plain-English overview of the legal processes involved in planning ahead, as well as links to local information. To get advice about your individual circumstances it is recommended that you consult with one of the agencies referred to below or a legalpractitioner. Are there programs, websites or documents of interest related to advance care planning in Victoria? Yes. Try these resources.

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