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 ACT offers a range of education, training and information sessions.
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.
There is a range of topics covered in Help Sheets written for you, the person living with dementia. See Help Sheets & Update Sheets for more information.
Ongoing support groups offer a safe environment where you can discuss the issues that you face day to day. Groups usually meet either weekly or monthly.
When all you need is a voice on the other end of the phone please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
A referral is not required for you to access Alzheimer's Australia ACT or any services. If we cannot met your needs you may be referred to another more appropriate service provider.
Our library has an ever-growing range of books and videos for use by any financial member. Books include those written by people with dementia as well as those written by carers.
Newsletters are a way to keep up with what is happening for you at Alzheimer's Australia ACT, we endeavour to keep you informed of latest research as well as any seminars that may be of interest.
These education groups are specifically designed for people in the early stages of dementia together with a family member or friend.
If you would like further information please contact us on (02) 6255 0722.
Alzheimer's Australia ACT has a group of volunteers who assist us in many ways.
Provides relevant and meaningful social support groups for people diagnosed with early stage dementia. These activities are tailored to the needs, abilities and wishes of the participants.
A worldwide not for profit organisation run by and for those diagnosed with dementia. Visit their website at: http://www.dasninternational.org
Respite Links is a service Alzheimer's Australia ACT provides for family carers of people diagnosed with dementia. This service is essentially for family carers who find it particularly difficult to access mainstream respite services due to the changed behaviour of the person diagnosed with dementia.
The organisation provides a forum for the exchange of information via a web site and email. Alzheimer's Australia ACT is the peak body representing the interests of people affected by dementia in the ACT. To find out more, contact us or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.