Information for health professionals

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, it is a chronic, progressive and terminal disease.


Introduction

Dementia: the essentials

Early warning signs

The diagnostic types of dementia

The disease trajectory

Dementia statistics and epidemiology

Confronting the myths

Principles for a dignified diagnosis of dementia

Clinical resources

Diagnostic criteria for dementia

Cognitive screening and assessment

Referral options for diagnosis

Communicating the diagnosis

Treatment options - pharmacological

Treatment options - non-pharmacological

Clinical tools and resources

Online learning

Patient resources and support

Partnership in practising care, CPD modules for dental practitioners

Allied Health resources


Stock photo of Dr with patientAlzheimer’s Australia provides a range of free, professional supports and services for the person living with dementia, their families and carers.

This includes providing assistance with navigating the aged care and healthcare systems, help with paperwork, bureaucracy and ensuring your patient has access to all the services available in their state or territory.

Please recommend your patient calls the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 to access this support, or complete our service provider referral form.