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.
The Helpline is available for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, as well as people concerned about memory loss. It is also used by health professionals, service providers, community organisations and students.
If you need an interpreter or advocate, the Helpline can provide access and referral to an appropriate service.
Users who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can phone the National Relay Service on 13 36 77.
The National Dementia Helpline is staffed by trained and experienced professionals. National Dementia Helpline Helpline operates during business hours and the services are provided by Alzheimer’s Australia state organisations ensuring you get accurate, local information and support. To contact the branch in your state or territory, click on the state links below.
What will happen next?
The adviser you speak to may suggest some next steps for you. This could be in the form of written material to begin with or to make an appointment to meet one of our counsellors.
For more information call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, or email us. National Dementia Helpline services are provided by Alzheimer’s Australia state organisations ensuring you get accurate, local information. To contact the branch in your state or territory, click on your state link below.
Email your state