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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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Avoiding dementia discrimination: how to treat someone with dementia

To mark Dementia Action Week 2019, Australians are being urged to avoid unconscious discrimination against people with dementia. Check out these tips.

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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.

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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.

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Dementia – an overview

Dementia is a disease that affects one’s memory, thinking and behaviour. There is no cure but early intervention can improve quality of life.

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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia develops due to problems with the blood’s circulation to the brain. Find out about the types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the parts of the brain controlling personality, behaviour and language. Learn about how to manage FTD symptoms.

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Worried about your memory or dementia?

You might be worried that you or a family member has dementia. Learn the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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