There are many forms of dementia, usually occurring in individuals after the age of 65, but like many illnesses it can happen at any time. The progressive decline in a persons functioning can mean the individual may experience loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and their emotional responses may seem obscure.
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Dementia Support for Your Loved One
Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information to all Australians impacted by dementia. Dementia Australia represents more than 436,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.
Dementia Australia offers a range of support services for people living with dementia and their families and carers and professional education options for people working with people affected by dementia.
Dementia Australia offices and branches are located across Australia including major cities, regional and rural locations. View Dementia Australia's directory here or contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 to find your nearest location.
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 in understanding what they can do to contribute to a dementia-friendly nation.
For more information visit www.dementiafriendly.org.au.
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