dementia resources and support to help you live well

Dementia is a significant and growing condition that impacts individuals, their family members, friends and carers. In 2022, it was estimated that there were 401,300 Australians living with dementia*.

It is a condition that is not a normal part of ageing but is much more common after the age of 65. While there is currently no known cure, treatment and support is available to help manage many of the symptoms.

Primary Health Networks have been funded to develop resources as part of the Commonwealth Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. This includes local services directories and information sheets in multiple languages.

Find a local support service or group

If you have received a dementia diagnosis or are caring for someone with dementia, click on the button below to find a list of some of the resources and supports that are available locally, to help you to better navigate this condition.

The service directory includes information and resources; Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Services (CDAMS); support groups and respite services. It does not include services listed in My Aged Care, NDIS or those requiring a GP referral.

Service providers can request to add or update details on the service directory here.

Dementia resources

If you or someone you know needs support now, call the 24/7 free and confidential National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

*Data source: Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare

Last Update: June 5th, 2024