At home with dementia
Whether you live alone, or with a spouse, carer or family, you want your home to continue to feel like your home, with all the things you’ve gathered over the years, and all the things you’re used to. You also want it to be a safe place to get around in.
Help in the home
Getting some help in the home can help you stay in your home for longer.
Most people want to stay where they live for as long as possible.
Some people take no medications at all. Others take quite a few.
If you’ve been driving a car, you’ll want to keep driving for as long as you can. But at some time, that will become difficult.
- Assistive technology: prompts and reminders. Alzheimer’s Australia WA .
- At home with dementia: a manual for people with dementia and their carers. 2011. NSW Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
- Dementia enabling design website. Alzheimer’s Australia. For information, tools and advice on dementia design.
- Dementia-friendly home app. 2016. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic . This tablet app provides you with ideas to make the home more accessible for people living with dementia.
- Driving and dementia: a decision aid. 2014. University of Wollongong.
- Driving – each state and territory branch of Alzheimer’s Australia has information about driving in that state, and links to state and territory-based organisations.
- Independent Living Centres Australia. For information about assistive technology, call 1300 885 886 or go to website to be directed to the centre for your state and territory.
- Helpful handbook for memory loss: products, equipment, information, advice. 2015. Independent Living Centre NSW.
The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government funded initiative.