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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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Pets and dementia | Dementia Australia

Pets are an important part of the life of many people. This Help Sheet discusses some of the benefits of pets for people with dementia.

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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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Where will my documents be recognised? | 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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Sleeping | Dementia Australia

Problems with sleeping are a common occurrence for people with dementia. Some people sleep during the day and are awake and restless at night. Some are no longer able to tell the difference between night and day, while others are simply not as active as they used to be and consequently need less sleep.  Causes of sleeping problems It is important to try to recognise what may be causing the problem – is it the environment, the dementia or the medications used? This will help to decide on which strategies may be helpful.

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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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Risk reduction and prevention | Dementia Australia

There is no sure way to prevent dementia. However, research has identified several risk factors associated with dementia. While there are some risk factors you can’t control, such as genetics or age, many risk factors can be managed through lifestyle changes or appropriate medical treatments. For more information about the risk factors for dementia, visit our risk reduction page.

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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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