For people living with dementia, their families and carers
The Dementia Guide is an important resource for anyone who has recently been diagnosed or knows someone who has recently received a diagnosis of dementia. This guide addresses issues for people of all ages living with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy body disease and Frontotemporal dementia.
You can download a free digital version or order a printed copy of the Dementia Guide
You can also read and focus on the individual sections that seem most relevant to your situation:
What is dementia? Who gets dementia? What causes dementia? How does dementia affect younger people? And how does dementia progress?
Recognising your feelings, learning more about dementia, and telling people about your diagnosis.
Building your healthcare team, understanding your treatment options, and treating depression and anxiety.
Driving, working legal matters, financial management, government support, advanced care planning.
Coping with changes, reducing stress, maintaining communication, navigating changed relationships, living at home, travelling safely, and staying healthy and active.
My Aged Care, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), support coordination and other services from Dementia Australia, and local services.
Information services, support services, and education services.
Identifying the right time, choosing a residential care facility, understanding fees and costs, getting financial assistance, making the move, managing visits from family and friends, and protecting your quality of care.
Understanding palliative care.
This section offers a checklist of things to help you to live well now and make plans for the future.
Getting emotional support, getting practical support, looking after your health and wellbeing, supporting a person with dementia, coping with changes in behaviour, and managing grief and bereavement.
Order a paperback copy of the Dementia Guide
This A5 size 160 page paperback resource can be ordered by completing a form with your mailing details
We hope you find this resource to be helpful. If you have any comments, feedback, and/or suggestions as to how it could be improved in the future, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org