A healthy brain is quick and efficient. Problems like inflammation, loss of brain cells, tumours, trauma and age-related diseases can change that. Learn more.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Hydrocephalus is caused by a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. This fluid is essential, but too much of it can create pressure and damage the brain.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia symptoms. Find trusted partner pages about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Dementia video series
Being diagnosed or living with dementia can be difficult – watch these videos to learn about the condition, support options and ways you can manage dementia.
Pets and dementia
Pets can provide many positive benefits for people with dementia. They can be soothing and provide company and activity for them.
Creating a calming environment for people with dementia
A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimise their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest.
Memory aids in the home and dementia
Trusted information about dementia and memory aids in the home, including how to help the person with dementia feel safe, comfortable and independent
Everyday tasks and dementia
Trusted information about caring for someone with dementia, including how to support them in everyday tasks such as shopping, setting the table or gardening
Video: caring for someone with dementia
Watch these videos to learn from an expert about care options in Australia for people with dementia and which help is available for dementia carers.