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.
Participating in a Clinical Trial
Australian clinical trials websites
International clinical trials websites
Glossary of clinical trial terms
Glossary of clinical trial terms from the ClinicalTrials.gov website. ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Participating in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials and studies
Information about participating in clinical trials produced by the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center*.
Understanding clinical trials
Answers to frequently asked questions about clinical trials and participating in clinical trials, produced by the ClinicalTrials.gov website. ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Volunteering for research into dementia
Information sheet exploring the issues involved in participating in research written by Alzheimer Scotland.
Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
Registry of some of the clinical trials currently occurring in Australia and New Zealand.
Cancer Council NSW guide to clinical trials
10 things to know about clinical trials from the Cancer Council NSW. Written for people with cancer, but information is applicable for other groups.
Medicines Australia Medicines Australia represents research based pharmaceutical companies, who discover, develop and manufacture prescription medicines (from their website).
Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials database (USA)
A searchable database of clinical trials in the United States provided the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center*. ClinicalTrials.gov (USA) ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Updated database of information about clinical research in the United States, as well as other countries including Australia. To look at current and past dementia related trials, type 'dementia' or 'Alzheimer's' into the search bar. Current Controlled Trials (International) International searchable database of clinical trials. * The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging, which offers current research-based information on Alzheimer’s disease. The National Aging Institute's website is a service of the NIH, a U.S. Federal Government agency that provides accurate, up-to-date information about aspects of aging research, information about clinical trials, educational materials and resources about aging for the general public, and information for researchers and health professionals.