Dementia Australia offers free support for people of all ages diagnosed with dementia. These sessions are designed to help you manage your diagnosis and live well.
A skilled Dementia Australia staff member will be your single point of contact over six sessions. They will work with you to understand your specific situation and provide information and support based on what is most important to you.
Post-diagnostic support is also available to family and carers.
Support following your diagnosis can help you:
• increase your understanding of dementia
• plan support services and networks
• develop personal and lifestyle strategies to help you live well
• prepare and plan for any changes.
We can also help you access Dementia Australia programs and other services available to you, including My Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
You can complete the sessions over six weeks or within 12 months, depending on what suits you. We offer sessions through Australia, via phone or video conference.
Who this service is for
Individuals, couples or families.
How this service is delivered
Call or visit us online
To find out more contact the National Dementia Helpline or complete our online service enquiry/referral request form
More programs from Dementia Australia
Younger Onset Dementia Support
Dementia can happen to anyone – including people under the age of 65. Often, people do not expect younger people to have dementia, so it can come with unique social, emotional and financial challenges. You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. Dementia Australia has an online hub of useful information, resources, support to help you live well with dementia.
Counselling by Dementia Australia
If you have dementia, or you’re caring for someone living with dementia, it’s normal to experience a range of good and bad feelings. You’re not alone. Dementia Australia offers free, confidential, professional counselling for individuals, families, couples and professional carers at all stages of a dementia journey.
National Dementia Helpline
The National Dementia Helpline is a free telephone service that provides information and advice to people living with dementia, people concerned about changes to memory and thinking, and family, friends and carers of people living with dementia.