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Spending time together

  • Doing stuff together

    In this video you will learn practical tips and hear personal stories of ways to enjoy quality time with a family member living with dementia.

Useful Resources

Family and Friends Matter

This booklet explores how to stay connected in meaningful ways with a person living with dementia, including how to maintain the special bond and how to continue to enjoy shared interests together. Click here to access the page for more information or download the booklet as a PDF file which you can read and print.

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We Can, We Can, We Can

This book aims to inspire a ‘can do’ outlook by encouraging people living with dementia to engage in activities that assist them to continue to lead lives full of purpose and enjoyment. This book includes a variety of activities and ideas to help families and carers bring a creative approach to their everyday caring role. For more information or to buy this book, please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or email here.

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A Better Visit App

A Better Visit is a free to download app for iPads and features a range of two-player games designed to enhance communication and facilitate positive social interactions between people with dementia and their visitors. The app is designed to help families have a ‘Better Visit’ with their family member living in residential care. A Better Visit is available for iPad only.
Further information about the app can be found here.

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The Dementia Resource Library

Our national library service provides access to quality dementia related information. The service supports people living with dementia, family carers and friends as well as people working in dementia care practice and allied health areas.

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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