The Dementia Guide: For people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Sep 22, 2021

Dementia Australia supports people living with all types of dementia, and their families and carers. They provide support services, education and information, and advocate for greater community understanding of dementia.

They help people:

  • access appropriate care and support
  • maintain the best possible quality of life
  • plan for their future.

Dementia is not one single disease. It is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is not a normal part of ageing. Everyone experiences dementia differently. Your symptoms will depend on the cause of dementia and the parts of the brain affected.

Download the Dementia Guide by clicking here. This guide is for anyone who has been impacted by any form of dementia. The information in this guide is divided into sections.If you are living with dementia, The Dementia Guide will help you understand more about dementia and the treatments, support and services available. It includes information about living well with dementia and making plans for the future. If you are a family member or friend of a person with dementia, this guide will help you to understand more about dementia, the support and services available, and information about providing support in a carer role.

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