The National Dementia Helpline is a free and confidential phone and email information and support service. The helpline provides information about dementia and memory loss, dementia services in your area, government support services (including My Aged Care, the Carer Gateway, Services Australia and NDIS), and emotional support to help you manage the impact of dementia. This service is for anyone interested in dementia, concerned about their memory, anybody who has been diagnosed with dementia or who cares for and supports people living with dementia.
Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for advice and further information.
We can support you to:
- Understand My Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme and how to access the care you need.
- Understand what changes to memory or behaviour may require further investigation.
- Forward plan to live as well as possible with dementia, regardless of which stage you are in.
- Maintain your emotional wellbeing by talking to one of our professional counsellors or joining a support program.
- Navigate recent changes in your circumstances and support needs.
Dementia Australia’s Advisers are a specialised team which assists people with dementia and their families to access specific information, resources, education and support, tailored to their individual needs. The Dementia Advisor program is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
To discuss your support needs, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 .