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.
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 for information for health professionals.
Attend our information sessions and education programs to learn more about dementia and practical ways of dealing with it.
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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.
What happens at a Support Group?
Support Groups generally meet monthly for about two hours at a local venue. They can have an informal, social focus or be more structured with an aim to educate and inform. The groups work to foster a friendly environment where there is laughter and camaraderie as well as learning. You can choose how much you talk about your own experiences and differing opinions are always encouraged.
Who can attend?
There are over 200 Support Groups in New South Wales and many of them are dementia specific. All groups welcome anyone caring for a person with dementia or family members and friends of someone with dementia. In some areas there are specialist groups, for example, multicultural carers, male carers and adult children of people with dementia. Find out if there is a Support Group near you.
How do I get more information?
To make contact with a Support Group, or for more information, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, contact us or contact your local Dementia Advisory Service.
Does your mum or dad have younger onset dementia? Are you looking for information on younger onset dementia and would you like to talk with other young people in similar situations? The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog Younger Onset Dementia and ME is a place for young people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions and a place to be listened to. If you would like to contribute to this blog, you must be over the age of 18, have a parent with younger onset dementia and agree to our terms and conditions. Email Helen for more information.