Dementia Australia

We represent the 436,366 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.

We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.

The New Voice of Alzheimer's Australia

We are proud to officially announce the launch of Dementia Australia, a unified, national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. 

Dementia-friendly Communities

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.

Dementia Australia has developed resources to assist all Australians to get a better understanding of what they can do to contribute to a dementia-friendly nation.

Free Phone and Email Support Service

The National Dementia Helpline is open nationally from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. A message service is available so if you call outside operating hours, we’ll call you back the next working day.


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Dementia Help Sheets to Navigate Coronavirus COVID-19

on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia has released four Help Sheets outlining tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers.

Relationship between alcohol use and dementia one area of $1.5 million dementia research grants

on Friday, February 7, 2020

Clarifying the relationship between alcohol use and dementia is just one of 19 new projects that will share in $1.5 million in grants to conduct ground-breaking dementia research.  

Bondi Lifesaver ‘Reidy’ Makes an Australia Day Splash for Dementia

on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Best known for saving lives on Network Ten’s Bondi Rescue, lifeguard Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid made a splash in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day in honour of his mother who is living with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

Making the most of the summer holidays for people living with dementia

on Thursday, December 19, 2019

The summer holidays are traditionally a time for families and friends to gather together but for people living with dementia, their families and carers, the time can be fun but challenging. To help make the most of the holidays, Dementia Australia has some tips to support people impacted by this disease.

VR to improve health and meal times for people living with dementia

on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning has launched a new workshop, A day in the life – mealtime experience’, using engaging VR technology aimed at educating aged care professionals on how they can provide a better dining experience for people living with dementia.

Melbourne Cup Winners Give to Dementia in Memory of Father and Friends

on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Melbourne Cup winners Geoff and Sue Corrigan, half owners of Vow and Declare, have honoured the memory of Geoff’s father and two close friends by donating $50,000 to Dementia Australia.

March 2020 Dementia Australia National Symposium to explore making dementia care quality care

on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Registrations are now open for the ‘Dementia Australia National Symposium 2020 – Dementia care is quality care’, to be held in Sydney on 24 March 2020. 

National Carers Week 2019 recognised by Dementia Australia

on Monday, October 14, 2019

Today as part of National Carers Week 2019 (13-19 October), Dementia Australia recognises the outstanding role that carers play in communities across the nation.

Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?

on Thursday, August 22, 2019

To mark Dementia Action Week 2019, which runs from 16-22 September, Dementia Australia will be calling on all Australians to change how we respond and behave around people living with dementia. 

Aged Care Employees Making a Difference to the Lives of People Living With Dementia

on Thursday, August 15, 2019

On Aged Care Employee Day on August 7, Dementia Australia acknowledged the hundreds of thousands of people working in the industry across Australia.

Launch of Trial Programs to Improve Access to Dementia Services

on Friday, August 9, 2019

Dementia Australia has launched the Dementia Care Navigator Trial in two locations, as part of ongoing efforts to ensure more Australians can access appropriate support and information. 

World-leading dementia advocate and educator to deliver seminars in Australia

on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

American dementia expert, Teepa Snow, will be in Australia this August for a series of seminars. Designed for aged care professionals, the seminars will explore a positive approach to dementia care   and the effective engagement and support of people living with dementia. They will focus on the cognitive, behavioural and physical aspects of dementia care and the related practices that can be easily adopted to stimulate positive improvements within each aspect.  

East Metropolitan Health Service dementia-friendly plans recognised by Dementia Australia

on Friday, July 12, 2019

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) has officially been recognised as a ‘Working Towards Dementia-Friendly Organisation’ by Dementia Australia.

A shopping experience to remember – Westfield Tuggerah implements ‘Quiet Hour’

on Monday, July 8, 2019

Following the success of a month-long trial, forty retailers at Westfield Tuggerah are now participating in Quiet Hour every week and the feedback from customers, retailers and community partners has been overwhelmingly positive.

The Importance of Self-Care for Carers

on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A diagnosis of dementia can be confronting and life-changing for the person living with dementia as well as their family and carers.

Dementia Australia calls for people living with dementia to be a focus this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

on Friday, June 14, 2019

Dementia Australia is calling for people living with dementia to be a focus of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe says that elder abuse is a serious issue that impacts the wellbeing of a large number of older Australians, especially those who are living with dementia.

Discrimination to be the focus of Dementia Action Week in September

on Friday, May 17, 2019

Discrimination experienced by people living with dementia, their families and carers will be the focus of this year’s national Dementia Action Week*, 16-22 September. Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe said the annual national awareness campaign will be centred around a national survey to inform and increase our understanding of the experiences and perspectives around discrimination, and what can be done to bring about positive change.  

Communicating with a person living with dementia this Easter

on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Whilst Easter is a happy time for most, holiday celebrations and family get-togethers can be a very stressful time for people living with dementia.  With that in mind, Dementia Australia has compiled some advice to help better communicate with a loved one living with dementia to improve their comfort and reduce their stress. 

Become a Dementia Friend this Neighbour Day, help combat loneliness

on Friday, March 29, 2019

On Neighbour Day, Sunday 31 March, Dementia Australia is calling for people to become a Dementia Friend and help combat social isolation and loneliness for people living with dementia, their families, and carers. 

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