Help Sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia.
Help Sheets have been categorised into sections to address the most commonly raised issues about dementia; following the links to the sections provided below will help you in finding the answers to some of your questions. If you would prefer to talk to someone, you can call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Help Sheets in languages other than English can be found under information in other languages section of the website. Help sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be found on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources section.
Topics include diagnosis, planning, memory changes, research and types of dementia.
Practical advice about issues facing families, carers, friends and also useful for health professionals of people with dementia.
Advice for families and carers of people with dementia, on how to take care of themselves.
Making the decision to find an alternative to caring for a person with dementia at home can be one of the most difficult decisions families and carers will make. Being prepared can help make this decision less stressful.
Dementia affects people in different ways. Understanding why someone is behaving in a particular way may help you with some ideas about how to cope.
Information to help children and suggestions on ways they can help the person with dementia.
The term "younger onset dementia" is usually used to describe any form of dementia diagnosed in people under the age of 65. This section emphasises the importance of a correct diagnosis and some aspects of caring for someone with younger onset dementia.
Information specifically for the person with a diagnosis of dementia. Topics include early planning, driving and making employment decisions.
Advice on how to create a safe and comfortable home environment for the person living with dementia, their family & carers.
Answers to frequently asked questions about dementia.
Tips for carers, family & friends to assist engagement in social and creative activities for a person with dementia.