Learn about dementia

Considering Residential care

  • What is residential care?

    This video provides information for families and carers about the types of residential care available for people with dementia, what to look for and some practical suggestions for making the move.
  • When is the right time?

    The right time for residential care depends on the needs of the person with dementia, their family and carer. In this video, family members share their personal stories of moving a loved one into residential care.
  • Coping with the move

    In this video, family members share strategies for coping with moving a family member into aged residential care.
  • Settling in and continuing to care

    In this video you will learn tips and hear personal stories about ways to continue to care for a family member in residential care.
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Organising Residential Care

Making the decision to find an alternative to caring for a person with dementia at home can be a difficult decision for family, carers and the person with dementia. Click here to learn more about the process of finding and placing a loved one into suitable residential care, including services, government policies and costs.

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Help Sheets

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For more information on these topics, access our Help Sheets which provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia.

Click here to access the Help Sheets as PDF files which you can read, download, and print.

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Helpline information

Contact National Dementia Helpline
1800 100 500

For language assistance call 131 450 Interpreter help

The Helpline is for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, as well as people concerned about memory loss.
It is available between 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding national public holidays.

If life is in danger call 000
For crisis support and suicide prevention call
Lifeline 13 11 14