Learn about dementia

A good place to start

  • What is dementia?

    In this video you will learn about what dementia is, who gets it and some of its most common forms, including signs and symptoms.
  • Dementia and changes to the brain

    In this video you will learn how the brain works which will help you better understand how dementia changes the brain.
  • Tips for living with dementia

    In this video you will learn practical tips on how to support the person with dementia and the importance of making the most of each day.
  • Alzheimer's disease

    In this video you will learn about Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia.
  • Vascular dementia

    In this video you will learn about vascular dementia which is caused by damage to blood vessels within the brain.
  • Lewy body disease

    In this video you will learn about Lewy body disease, which is one of the less common forms of dementia.
  • Frontotemporal dementia

    In this video you will learn about frontotemporal dementia which is due to progressive damage to the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain.
  • How is dementia diagnosed?

    In this video you will learn about the complex process of diagnosing someone with dementia and about the specialist services available that do that.

Information, support and services in Victoria

If you or a family member has dementia you do not have to face this alone. It is important to know about dementia and the support, services and resources to help you through the progression of dementia.

Help Sheets

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