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Dementia

Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, support and prevention.

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Genetics of dementia

There isn't a single gene that is responsible for most types of dementia. However, some rare types of dementia can be inherited.

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Dementia symptoms

Because there are a number of different types of dementia, there can be varying symptoms. Find out about dementia symptoms.

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Dementia diagnosis

Confirming a diagnosis of dementia can be difficult, particularly when the condition is in its early stages. Find out how dementia is diagnosed.

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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.

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Video: signs and diagnosis of dementia

Watch these videos below to learn from an expert about the early warning signs of dementia, when to talk with your doctor and how is dementia diagnosed.

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Incontinence and dementia

There are many ways to help with managing incontinence in a person with dementia.

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Dementia – an overview

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to symptoms caused by changes in the functioning of the brain that affect memory, personality and behaviour. Read more.

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What causes dementia?

Because there are a number of different types of dementia, there can be varying causes. Find out what causes dementia.

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Just diagnosed with dementia

Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including what it means to have just been diagnosed with dementia

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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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