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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: December 2017

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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 | Looking Out For Dementia

A suite of themed resources called Looking out for Dementia has been developed to inform Indigenous people living in remote communities of Northern Territory about dementia The resources have been developed in English and three Indigenous languages; Djambarrapuyngu, Warlpiri and Kriol.

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Dementia Australia | Think about your future

Step 1: Start to think about your future Thinking about the possibility of losing capacity to make decisions in the future is confronting for most of us. We often find it difficult to know where to get information and how to start conversations with loved ones about this issue. Alternatively, we may be ready to discuss what might happen in the future, but the people that we

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Dementia Australia | Rural and regional services - NSW

Dementia Australia NSW has a number of regional offices and partnerships across NSW offering dementia support services designed to meet your needs in your local community. What services are available?

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Dementia Australia | How else can I document my wishes?

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.

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Dementia Australia | Expert Q&A

Questions and answers Here, you can ask our visiting experts questions and receive helpful answers about planning ahead. Please note that before all questions and answers will be published at the discretion of the website manager. Previously submitted questions What are some key times when I should think about planning ahead? Sebastian from Brisbane

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Dementia Australia | Risk reduction and prevention

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 cant 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, dementia prevention

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Dementia Australia | Lewy Body Disease

Lewy body diseaseis a common form of dementia, sharing many similarities with Alzheimers disease. Causes, diagnosis and progression are described here.

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

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.

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