Alzheimer’s Australia has information, resources, programs, DVDs, publications, and events for people living with dementia and their families and carers. There are branches in each state and territory, and programs in many metropolitan, regional and rural areas.
Helpsheets that address the topics in this booklet are available at the Alzheimer’s Australia website.
You can call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 and ask for information to be sent to you.
You can contact the Alzheimer’s Australia Library and Information Service; each state branch holds many books and DVDs for people with dementia and their carers. You can sign up to the library’s blog to keep up to date with new resources and research. Go to the website talk to the librarian via the helpline.
Alzheimer’s Australia runs programs for people living with dementia, their families and carers. They include the Living with Dementia program, carer support groups, counselling, education and social activity-based groups. For further information contact the helpline.
Living with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Australia Living with Dementia program provides people in the early stages of dementia, along with their families and carers, with a program of information, advice and peer support to help them to come to terms with their condition and plan for the future.
Carer support groups
Alzheimer’s Australia carer support groups provide an environment in which carers of people with dementia can discuss issues with other people in a similar situation.
Family carer education
Alzheimer’s Australia’s skilled educators offer specialised dementia education sessions and programs for family members and carers of people living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Australia provides a free counselling service for people with dementia, their families and friends.
Public awareness activities
Throughout the year, Alzheimer’s Australia delivers a range of seminars and other presentations to the community on memory loss and dementia-related subjects.
Social activity programs
Alzheimer’s Australia offers a variety of social activity-based groups for people with dementia and their carers. These groups provide an opportunity for social interaction and peer support. Offerings vary depending on your location. To find out what social activity-based groups are offered where you live, contact the helpline or your state branch. The following pages list other resources and programs and the websites from which they can be reached. They are organised under the chapter headings of this booklet.
The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government funded initiative.