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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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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Dementia Australia | Diagnosing dementia

Information about the early signs of dementia, the importance of early and correct diagnosis and the ways in which it is diagnosed. What are the early signs of dementia? The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also vary a great deal. Usually though, people first seem to notice that there is a problem with memory, particularly in remembering recent events. Other common symptoms include:

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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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Delirium and dementia

This Q&A sheet provides information about what delirium is, and, how it relates to people with dementia.

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Dementia Australia - Dementia in My Family

DementiaIn My Family

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Who will the doctor ask to give consent? | Dementia Australia

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 legal professional.

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How else can I document my wishes? | Dementia Australia

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 legal practitioner.

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How else can I document my wishes? | Dementia Australia

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 legal practitioner.

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Who will the doctor ask to give consent? | Dementia Australia

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 legal practitioner.

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Who will the doctor ask to give consent? | Dementia Australia

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 legal practitioner.

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Advance care planning in Victoria | Dementia Australia

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 legal practitioner. Are there programs, websites or documents of interest related to advance care planning in Victoria? Yes. Try these resources. Victorian Department of Health webpage on advance care planning

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