Feeling forgetful or confused? Finding out what is wrong is the first step to getting help.
In this section, we offer help sheets on every topic, issue, and concern relating to dementia that you might need support on.
Information, services and support that you can access through Alzheimer’s Australia.
Alzheimer's Australia provides a range of sensitive and flexible services to support people with any type of dementia, their families and carers throughout the illness.
Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research.
Your help and support is vital to Alzheimer's Australia.
Alzheimer's Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services.
Alzheimer’s Australia welcomes your feedback and enquiries. We aim to answer them as quickly as possible.
Dementia Awareness Month is held across the country during the month of September. In 2014 the theme is 'Creating a dementia-friendly nation'.
The early signs of dementia are very subtle and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also vary a great deal. Usually though, people first seem to notice that there is a problem with memory, particularly in remembering recent events.
This page explains the more common tests and assessments doctors currently use to diagnose dementia. There is no one diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease or for most other causes of dementia. Doctors use a number of different tests to determine whether symptoms fit a certain diagnosis and to rule out other possible causes of symptoms.
Should I tell the person with dementia about the diagnosis?
Help Sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia. Update Sheets offer the very latest information officially released by Alzheimer's Australia.