Dementia and the NDIS

If you are under 65 years of age and have a diagnosis of dementia, you may be eligible for services through the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support and services for eligible people living with younger onset dementia (a diagnosis under the age of 65 years). We're here to keep you informed about NDIS developments and what this means for you as well as help you prepare for entry into the scheme.

Who can access the NDIS?

You can access the NDIS if you are under 65 years old, are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident, live in an NDIS rollout area and have a diagnosis of dementia.

How we can help

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Younger Onset Dementia Key Workers can assist you with:

  • The application process by providing guidance and support to obtain and complete the NDIS Access Request Form.
  • Preparation for a planning meeting with the National  Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planner.
  • Specialist / support coordination and plan implementation , including linking you with providers, coordinating a range of supports and services, helping you to address barriers, reducing issues and building capacity with the providers you choose.
  • Training for carers and family, peer support groups, training in planning and plan management, training in behaviour management strategies, and individual employment support.

Read more about the Younger Onset Key Worker Program

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is experienced in providing support and services for people with younger onset dementia. Younger Onset Dementia Key Workers understand the progression of dementia and that individualised support is key to maximising quality of life.

Let’s chat! To discuss the NDIS and how it can help you, contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 and ask to talk to a Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker or send an email.