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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 | 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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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 | Who will the doctor ask to give consent?

Please be aware that new legislation related to planning ahead the Advance Personal Planning Bill 2013 was passed by the NT Parliament in November 2013 and came into effect on 17 March 2014. As changes are made to gradually implement this new legislation, this website will be updated to reflect these changes.

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Dementia Australia | Depression and dementia

What is depression? Depression is usually described as feelings of extreme sadness. It describes both a mood and a syndrome. A depressed mood may be:

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Dementia Australia | Taking a break

Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and emotionally tiring and stressful. Families and carers can easily become isolated, particularly if they are unable to leave the person they are caring for. Regular breaks mean that you can have a rest, go out, attend to business or go on a holiday and gives carers something to look forward to and experiences to look back

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Dementia Australia | Behaviour

This section talks about how dementia affects a persons behaviour and how as a carer or a family member we can cope with managing this behavioural change. Behaviour changes Dementia affects people in different ways.Common behaviour changes that may occur when a person has dementia, and whythese changes occur are explained under the behaviour changes section.

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Dementia Australia | Attitudes to advance care planning

People may have various attitudes about advance care planning. Some people may not feel the need to express their values, beliefs and preferences because they feel that family and loved ones will understand these anyway when making substitute decisions for them. Some people may want to explain what values, beliefs and preferences are important to them, but they are happy for

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Dementia Australia | Residential care

Deciding on residential care Choosing a residential facility What is good care?

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