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.
For example, you or the person may be:
- in full-time employment
- actively raising a young family
- financially responsible for a family
- physically strong and healthy.
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.
NDIS support coordination
Dementia Australia is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service provider. If you are living with younger onset dementia and need help coordinating your supports and services funded under your NDIS plan, we can help.
Your support coordinator can:
- teach you how to navigate the NDIS
- help you understand and manage your plan
- assess all your support options and help you choose the best provider for you
- negotiate services on your behalf, including prices, service agreements and bookings
- Work with your local area coordinator and other providers to ensure you get the best value from your NDIS plan
- assist you with any problems that arise
- help you prepare for your annual plan review.
To find out more, call us via the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
How this service is delivered
You can also visit one of our three Tasmanian offices.
Call or visit us online
The Younger onset dementia hub is an online resource where you can browse information.
Or call us on the National Dementia helpline for more information.
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Dementia support for family and carers
While caring for your loved one can be rewarding, it can also have its tougher days. Dementia Australia offers support for families and carers so you don’t feel alone.
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.
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.