Incontinence and dementia
There are many ways to help with managing incontinence in a person with dementia.
Personal hygiene and dementia
People with dementia can find caring for themselves difficult because of the many steps involved, or they may simply forget about their personal hygiene needs.
Help to remain living at home if you have a chronic disease or serious illness
Information about home modifications, medical equipment at home, telephone services, emergency call systems and sources of funding.
Dementia and buildings
If you are caring for someone with dementia, you may need to make changes to the building where you live. It needs to be as safe as possible for someone with dementia.
Older people and COVID-19
Older people who are exposed to COVID-19 are at much greater risk of serious illness. Here's advice to support older Australians
Perfume stinks: how fragrances can affect your health
Fragrances and fragranced products cause health problems, such as asthma and headaches, in 1 in 3 people. Find out what you can do if you experience symptoms.
Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.
The home environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia. You can make the home dementia-friendly so it is safe, increases the person’s wellbeing, and helps them manage their day to day life.
Confusion can be temporary, but sometimes it’s a permanent state caused by a medical condition. Here are things you can do to help ease symptoms.
How to isolate or quarantine with COVID-19
Isolation and quarantine help protect you by preventing exposure to people who have, or may have, COVID-19. Follow these steps if you’re a close contact or have COVID.