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Help and support for carers of people with dementia

Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including help and support for family, friends and carers of people living with dementia

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Health and safety of carers of persons with dementia

It’s very important for carers of people with dementia to look after their own health and make sure the home environment is safe for them as well.

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Caring for others

Caring for someone else is a big responsibility and it can be challenging. Here’s information, advice and support for carers.

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Respite care for carers of people with dementia

Caring for a person with dementia can be rewarding, but it can be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s important to take regular breaks from your caring role (respite).

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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.

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Aged care services

As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite services for carers. You can find out if you are eligible via an assessment process which varies from state to state.

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More information about respite

Caring for a person can be very demanding, but you are not alone. There is help and support available to help you with your caring role.

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Respite care

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.

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Planning access to respite services

Trusted information about planning access to respite services, including dealing with respite care staff and taking regular breaks.

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Types of respite

Respite care can be given informally by family, neighbours and friends, or it can be provided by formal respite services.

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