New South Wales

National Dementia Helpline

The National Dementia Helpline is a telephone information, support and referral service staffed by trained and experienced advisors.

The National Dementia Helpline can be contacted by phoning 1800 100 500 during business hours.

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Dementia Care Navigator

Dementia Australia is seeking participants who reside in Dubbo NSW and surrounding regions. Participation in the trial is free. You will be asked to evaluate the trial and your experiences will allow us to improve the support we provide to people wanting to access aged care services.

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Our services

We are here for people affected by all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal dementia, younger onset dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

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Counselling and support

Get support, information and advice by telephone or in person anywhere in NSW through our Counselling service and network of Dementia Advisory Services.

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Education

Dementia Australia provides education programs and sessions for people living with dementia, their family carers and family members, the general public and health professionals. As the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers, we offer learning opportunities covering a broad range of topics around all forms of dementia. Delivered by highly experienced facilitators, our programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, support groups, communities and care providers with various levels of dementia knowledge. Please select the type of education you require.

For people living with dementia

For families & carers

For health professionals

For general community


Online Education and Support - Webinars

A range of webinars have been developed specifically for people living with dementia and their carers.

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Living with Dementia Program

This program provides an overview of dementia and how to proceed after a diagnosis including coping with change, relationships and communication, planning for the future and staying healthy. Suitable both for people living with dementia and their carers and families, these sessions are delivered interactively and you will be encouraged to share your experiences with other participants..

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Community awareness

We offer a range of services to increase awareness of dementia in the community and highlight the importance of brain health and dementia risk reduction.

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Rural and regional services

Dementia Australia NSW has a number of regional offices and partnerships across NSW offering dementia support services designed to meet your needs in your local community.

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Social and therapeutic programs

Aims to educate and support people living with dementia, family carers or friends, health care workers, staff and volunteers of local councils, museums and art galleries, historic homes and gardens.

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Library and information service

The service supports family carers, people with dementia, health professionals and community care workers in NSW by providing access to quality dementia related consumer health information and resources.

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Support Groups

Support Groups give you an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation to share experiences, learn new ideas for skills for living with dementia and engaging in mutual problem solving.

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Younger Onset Dementia

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating.

You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone.

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Safely Home

Safely Home can help people living with dementia walk safely by providing rapid and accurate identification if they get lost.

Safely Home is a joint partnership between Dementia Australia NSW and the Missing Persons Unit of the NSW Police Force.

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Every bloke needs a shed

This program aims to encourage and support men living in the community with early stage dementia to access, participate and enjoy the mateship, camaraderie and activities available in their local Men’s Shed.

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Contributions

Some of our services require a contribution towards the cost of delivering them, read our policy here.