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.
The National Dementia Helpline is for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, health professionals, service providers, community organisations, students and people seeking information.
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 has a wealth of information for health professionals.
Alzheimer's Australia provides 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.
Your help and support is vital to Alzheimer's Australia. Read more about donations.
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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.
We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
Alzheimer's Australia is a member of Alzheimer's Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer's Associations around the world.
Alzheimer's Australia also represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to dementia and carer issues.
The role of the Alzheimer’s Australia National office is to advocate on the basis of evidence-based policy, promote awareness of dementia, administer national contracts with the Commonwealth Government and provide research grants to emerging researchers through the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.
We are committed to a strong consumer focus and have a number of consumer advisory mechanisms: the National Consumer Advisory Committee, the Dementia Advisory Committee (comprised only of people with dementia), a National Cross Cultural Dementia Network, a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Advisory Group and a Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN).
We are represented on many Ministerial and Departmental Committees and contribute to consultation forums and advisory groups.
We are also a governing member of the National Aged Care Alliance and are involved in other key groups progressing the aged care reforms.
We are proud to say that we are committed to achieving a dementia-friendly Australia where people with dementia are respected, supported, empowered, and engaged in community life.
Access and Equity Guidelines
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Dementia Framework