Support for people with dementia in ACT

Alzheimer's Australia ACT offers a range of services for people living with dementia or those concerned about increasing lapses of memory.

 

Help Sheets

There is a range of topics covered in Help Sheets written for you, the person living with dementia. See Help Sheets & Update Sheets for more information. 

Support Groups

Ongoing support groups offer a safe environment where you can discuss the issues that you face day to day. Groups usually meet either weekly or monthly.  

Dementia Helpline

When all you need is a voice on the other end of the phone please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.  

Referrals

A referral is not required for you to access Alzheimer's Australia ACT or any services.  If we cannot met your needs you may be referred to another more appropriate service provider. 

Library

Our library has an ever-growing range of books and videos for use by any financial member. Books include those written by people with dementia as well as those written by carers.

Newsletter

Newsletters are a way to keep up with what is happening for you at Alzheimer's Australia ACT, we endeavour to keep you informed of latest research as well as any seminars that may be of interest.  

Living with memory loss (LWML)

These education groups are specifically designed for people in the early stages of dementia together with a family member or friend.

If you would like further information please contact us on (02) 6255 0722.

Volunteers

Alzheimer's Australia ACT has a group of volunteers who assist us in many ways.

Dementia Links 

Provides relevant and meaningful social support groups for people diagnosed with early stage dementia. These activities are tailored to the needs, abilities and wishes of the participants.

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International (DASN)

A worldwide not for profit organisation run by and for those diagnosed with dementia.  Visit their website at:  http://www.dasninternational.org  

ACT respite links

Respite Links is a service Alzheimer's Australia ACT provides for family carers of people diagnosed with dementia. This service is essentially for family carers who find it particularly difficult to access mainstream respite services due to the changed behaviour of the person diagnosed with dementia.

The organisation provides a forum for the exchange of information via a web site and email.

Alzheimer's Australia ACT is the peak body representing the interests of people affected by dementia in the ACT. To find out more, contact us or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.