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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creating a calming, helpful home 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.
BrainTrack app is an award-winning, free app developed by Dementia Australia that helps people to explore their brain health, and privately monitor and understand changes in cognition over time.