Aged Care Australia

What is Dementia?
Help for People with Dementia
Caring for Someone with Dementia
Tips for Carers of Dementia
Prevention and Awareness of Dementia
Aged Care Homes for People with Dementia
Legal Issues for People with Dementia
Dementia and Continence Management
Dementia and Behaviour
Dementia Resources and Useful Contacts
Help for People Living at Home with Dementia
Being assessed for Care
Aged Care Assessment Team Finder (ACAT Finder)
What to do before your Assessment?
What Happens at your Assessment?
What Happens after your Assessment?
Home Care Packages (HCP)
Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Program (EACHD)
Respite Care

Dementia Australia Help Sheets

Help Sheets in Languages other than English
About Dementia
Caring for Someone with Dementia
Looking after Families and Carers
Residential Care and Dementia
Changed Behaviours and Dementia
Young People and Dementia
About You – Information for People with Dementia
Safety in and around the home
What are the stages of Dementia?

 

Other Links


Centrelink
Carer Gateway
The National Dementia Helpline
Dementia Australia
Carers Australia

Dementia Support Australia
Dementia Products

WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

 


AGED CARE AUSTRALIA

What is Dementia? – General information about Dementia provided by Aged Care Australia, an Australian Government Website.  Click here for more information.

Help for people with Dementia – This link provides information about support available for people with Dementia, their carers and their family, as well as introducing a wide range of community care programs that are accessible.  Click here for more information.

Caring for Someone with Dementia – Information about help available for carers as well as information on how to understand Dementia.  Click here for more information.

Tips for Carers of People with Dementia – Information on services available that offer education, support and respite care.  Click here for more information.

Prevention and Awareness of Dementia – Information on things you can do to relieve symptoms, maintain the best possible health and educate yourself about the illness. Click here for more information.

Aged Care Homes for People with Dementia – Information on the services available, government policies and the costs involved to help you make the best choice for aged care.  Click here for more information.

Legal Issues for People with Dementia – Information on planning legal and financial affairs.  Click here for more information.

Dementia and Continence Management – Information on managing incontinence. (loss of control of the bladder and/or bowel). Click here for more information.

Dementia and Behaviour – Information on understanding behaviours associated with Dementia.  Click here for more information.

Dementia Resources and Useful Contacts – Useful links and resources.  Click here for more information.

Help for People Living at Home with Dementia – Information on organisations that support people with dementia, their carers and family.  Click here for more information.

Being assessed for Care –
Your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT or ACAS in Victoria) is made up of health care professionals who can help you make decisions and provide guidance on community programs and government services available to help with aged care.  Click here for more information.

Aged Care Assessment Team Finder (ACAT Finder) – The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) finder will help you find Aged Care Assessment Teams to assess you for various government services and community programs.  Click here for more information.

What to do before your Assessment? –  Information on what to expect at your assessment. Click here for more information.

What Happens at your Assessment? –  Information on what will take place at your assessment. Click here for more information.

What Happens after your Assessment? –  Information on what to expect after your assessment.  Click here for more information.

Home Care Packages (HCP) Packages – Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home. They are designed for those with more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can provide. Click here for more information.

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Program (EACHD) – The top-up supplement supports aged care residents who had an Extended Aged Care at Home — Dementia (EACH-D) package. Find out how to access the supplement and how much you may be eligible for.  Click here for more information.

Respite Care – Respite care supports you and your carer by giving you both a break for a short period of time. It can help give you and your carer the time and space to do things independently.  Click here for more information.

What are the stages of Dementia? Click here for more information.

CARERS AUSTRALIA

Carers Australia provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who are frail or who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or terminal illness.  The purpose of Carers Australia and its network of Carers Associations in each state and territory is to improve the lives of carers.  They provide important services like counseling, advice, advocacy, education and training.  They also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the wider public.  Click here for more information.

DEMENTIA BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT ADVISORY SERVICE (DBMAS)

DBMAS is a support service for people with dementia who are experiencing changes in behaviour that impact their care or the carer.

The DBMAS also provides clinical support and advice to all Australian Government funded aged care services. For more information call 1800 699 799 (24 hours a day).

DEMENTIA AUSTRALIA

Dementia Australia has produced various Help Sheets to address the most commonly raised issues about Dementia.  The Help Sheets have been categorised into sections to help you find the answers to some of your questions.  The Help Sheets below are in English only.  Click here to obtain help sheets in languages other than English.

DEMENTIA AUSTRALIA HELP SHEETS

About Dementia – Help sheets covering topics including diagnosis, planning, memory changes, research and types of dementia. Click here to access these help sheets.

Caring for Someone with Dementia – Help sheets covering issues facing families, carers and friends.  Also useful for health professionals of people with Dementia.  Click here to access these help sheets.

Looking after Families and Carers – Help sheets for families and carers of people with Dementia providing suggestions on how to look after themselves.  Click here to access these help sheets.

Residential Care and Dementia – Help sheets to help families and carers prepare for the difficult decision of finding an alternative to caring for a person with dementia at home.  Click here to access these help sheets.

Changed Behaviours and Dementia – Help sheets to help you understand the different ways Dementia affects people.  Understanding why someone is behaving in a particular way may help you cope with these behaviours. Click here to access these help sheets.

Young People and Dementia – Help Sheet to help children understand Dementia and suggestions on how they can help the person with Dementia.  Click here to access these help sheets.

About You – Information for People with Dementia – information specifically for the person diagnosed with Dementia including early planning, driving and employment decisions.  Click here to access these help sheets.

Safety in and around the home – Dementia affects each person differently. However symptoms such as confusion, memory loss and disorientation are usually present, and problems with mobility and co-ordination may also affect safety. It is important that family, carers, friends and health professionals assist the person with dementia to feel and be as secure as possible.   Click here for more information.

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Centrelink – 13 27 17 (for Carers) and 13 23 00 (Older Australians)

Carer Gateway – Carer Gateway helps carers. If you care for a family member or friend, then Carer Gateway could help you. 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Click here for more information.

The National Dementia Helpline – 1800 100 500.  This service offers information, advice, counselling and referrals for a range of support services that can assist with your concerns or questions about Dementia.

Dementia Australia –  National Office 1800 100 500

Carers Australia  – National Office 1800 422 737 

Dementia Support Australia – 1800 699 799 – Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is an Australian government-funded national partnership led by HammondCare. Click here for more information.

Dementia Products Click here to view products. 

WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Click here for more information. 

The information published on this website is cited from the resources noted in the website bibliography.