Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, support and prevention.
Incontinence and dementia
There are many ways to help with managing incontinence in a person with dementia.
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.
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.
What causes dementia?
Because there are a number of different types of dementia, there can be varying causes. Find out what causes dementia.
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
Furnishing and dementia
People living with dementia need furnishings to be as comfortable and safe as possible, so if you care for someone who has dementia, you may have to make some changes.
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.
The home environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia. You can make the home dementia-friendly so it is safe, increases the person’s wellbeing, and helps them manage their day to day life.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is a disease that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behaviour. There is no cure but recognising the symptoms early can support quality of life.