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.
Paper Number 41Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and dementia: A review of the research
Paper Number 40Dementia Care in the Acute Hospital Setting: Issues and Strategies
Paper Number 39Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?
Paper Number 38The Use of Restraint and Psychotropic Medication in People with Dementia
Paper Number 37Quality of Residential Aged Care: The Consumer Perspective
Paper Number 36Physical activity for brain health and fighting dementia
Paper Number 35Dementia Care: Person-centred, palliative and supportive
Paper Number 34Wrestling with dementia and death
Paper Number 33Respite review - Policy Paper
Paper Number 32Cognitive Impairment Symbol: Creating Dementia Friendly Organisations
Paper Number 31Dementia Friendly Societies: The Way Forward
Paper Number 30Modelling the Impact of Interventions to Delay the Onset of Dementia in Australia
Paper Number 29Targeting Brain, Body and Heart for cognitive health and dementia prevention
Paper Number 28Exploring Dementia and Stigma Beliefs
Paper Number 27Alzheimers Organisations as Agents of Change
Paper Number 26Evaluation of NHMRC Data on the Funding of Dementia Research in Australia
Paper Number 25National Strategies to Address Dementia
Paper Number 24 Timely Diagnosis of Dementia: Can we do better?
Paper Number 23 Part 2 (Prof Colleen Cartwright can be contacted on: ASLaRC Aged Services Unit, Southern Cross University, or by visiting http://aslarc.scu.edu.au)Planning for the End of Life for People with Dementia Part 2
Paper Number 23 Part 1 (Prof Colleen Cartwright can be contacted on: ASLaRC Aged Services Unit, Southern Cross University, or by visitinghttp://aslarc.scu.edu.au)Planning for the End of Life for People with Dementia Part 1
Paper Number 22 Consumer involvement in dementia research: Alzheimer’s Australia’s Consumer Dementia Research Network
Media release - Australians affected by dementia to drive priorities in dementia services and research
Paper Number 21Towards a National dementia preventative health strategy - Full report
Media Release - Invest in preventative health to combat dementia epidemic
Paper Number 20Ethical issues and decision-making in dementia care
Paper Number 19Dementia: evolution or revolution
Paper Number 18 Dementia: Facing the Epidemic - presentation by Professor Constantine Lyketsos at the National Press Club, Canberra
Paper Number 17 Respite care for people living with dementia: "It's more than just a short break"
Letter to Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing
Paper Number 16 Australian Dementia Research: current status, future directions?
Paper Number 15 (updated November, 2009)Dementia: Lesbians and Gay Men
Paper Number 14 Dementia risk reduction: What do Australians know?
Paper Number 13
Dementia risk reduction : The evidence
Paper Number 12
Dementia: A major problem for indigenous people
Paper Number 11
Consumer-Directed Care: A way to empower consumers?
Paper Number 10 Early diagnosis of dementia
Paper Number 9 100 Years of Alzheimer's Disease
Paper Number 8 Decision making in advance
Paper Number 7 Palliative care and dementia - Cover
Palliative care and dementia - Discussion paper
Paper Number 6Dementia : Can it be prevented?
This paper has been superseded by Paper No. 13 - Dementia risk reduction : The evidence.
Paper Number 5 Legal planning and dementia
Paper Number 4 (updated October 2014) Dementia friendly language
Paper Number 3 Dementia care and the built environment
Paper Number 2 Quality Dementia Care
Paper Number 1 Dementia : A major health problem for Australia