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Caring for someone with dementia is a big responsibility as carers play an essential role.

Caring for someone with dementia is a big responsibility as carers play an essential role.
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Video: caring for someone with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia is a big responsibility as carers play an essential role. It is important that carers have access to a range of support, including financial, emotional and physical assistance. Watch these videos to find out about dementia care options, as well as help and services available for dementia carers.

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Where to go for help

Visit the Alzheimer’s Australia website to find out more about dementia and for information on services and programs in your area. Alternatively, you can call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

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Last reviewed: August 2016

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