Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, support and prevention.
Dementia and driving
Dementia can affect your memory, concentration, judgement and vision, which makes driving a car difficult. Learn more about dementia and driving, and when you may need to stop.
Living with dementia
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be difficult. At first, you may not notice anything different, but over time dementia can make it more challenging for you to complete everyday tasks.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is a disease that affects one’s memory, thinking and behaviour. There is no cure but early intervention can improve quality of life.
Vascular dementia develops due to problems with the blood’s circulation to the brain. Find out about the types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the parts of the brain controlling personality, behaviour and language. Learn about how to manage FTD symptoms.
Worried about your memory or dementia?
You might be worried that you or a family member has dementia. Learn the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with your doctor.
Supporting carers of people with dementia
Caring for someone with dementia can be frustrating and stressful at times, but there are organisations that can help with training and support.
Younger onset dementia
People under 65 can develop so-called younger onset dementia. Learn about planning, legal rights and respite care for people with early onset dementia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and dementia
Find out more about dementia, the importance of early intervention and how it affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.