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.
Driving is something most people take for granted. It gives us freedom, flexibility and independence. While we will all need to step out from behind the wheel one day, conditions such as dementia can mean that the decision to stop driving needs to be planned for.
Alzheimer's Australia has a wealth for information for health professionals.
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 provides a wide range of courses for people with dementia and their carers and nationally recognised courses for health and aged care personnel.
Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research.
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A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. For people with younger onset dementia, this also means being given the opportunity and support to stay at work or volunteer.
Dementia Awareness Month is held annually in September. Stay tuned for an update on Dementia Awareness Month 2015 which will be coming soon.
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.