Dementia Support Australia: Where to Go and Who to Talk To

If you’re someone who is living with dementia or you’re caring for someone with dementia, chances are you’ve wanted to know more about the illness and how to manage it. This article will give you a list of sources and services about dementia and dementia management.

What support is available for dementia?

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Many kinds of support are available for dementia, from educational to just general information, or consultation and advice about dementia. Here is a list of sources.

Dementia Education and Training

If you want to educate yourself, Dementia Support Australia DSA or Dementia Training Australia DTA provide excellent information.

Dementia Support Australia DSA

DSA offers various services aimed to educate people who give dementia support such as health professionals, care workers, and family carers. Programs include Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services, Severe Behaviour Response Teams, or Needs-Based Assessment Programs.

Dementia Training Australia

DTA is an organisation that provides general knowledge, education and training about patients of dementia and their carers. It has both training programs for individuals and organisations.

Consultation and Advice on Dementia

For consultation and advice, these groups offer great help.

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Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia is an organisation that supports people living with dementia, their families, or even communities. It is an organisation that was created by care providers, so it is very reliable.

Health Direct

Health Direct is a service that provides counselling, advice, and just general help from a simple telephone call, the service is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

The National Dementia Helpline

The National Dementia Helpline is a well-known name among dementia services. It is a free telephone service that provides info support for dementia patients and their carers, 365 days a year. (Information such as contacts, email address, etc. can be found on its site's menu.)

Basic Information about Dementia

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If you wish to learn the basics of dementia, these sources will precisely provide you.

Age Care Online

Age Care Online is a tracker wherein you can find information (name, location, etc.) on the nearest aged care facilities or care homes from where you are by inputting your area in the website.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources

As a voluntary health organisation, they strive to improve quality of life for people facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, dedicated to its care, support, and research.

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Dementia in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics gives a general scope of how big dementia is in Australia. They provide statistics on the percentage of the population that dementia affects, from charts, graphs, etc.

Australian Government Department of Health

The Australian Government- Department of Health provides a list of sources and services to give you information about dementia and dementia support. (Information on aged care and aged care services fund can also be found on their website.)

Each organisation and resource name above would help you give the support and highest quality of life to people with dementia. If you or a loved one ever needs help, come back to this site for resources or feel free to contact us to get useful guides.

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