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Download a range of useful materials for you to discuss with dementia patients and their carers. Some materials are available in several languages.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

  • What is dementia?

    What is dementia?

  • Diagnosing dementia

    Diagnosing dementia

  • Information for family and friends

    Information for family and friends

  • Memory changes

    Memory changes

  • Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for someone with dementia

Changed behaviours and dementia

Early Diagnosis

  • What is dementia?

    What is dementia?

  • Memory Changes

    Memory Changes

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

    Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment

    Vascular Cognitive Impairment

  • Tests used in diagnosing dementia

    Tests used in diagnosing dementia

  • Diagnosing dementia

    Diagnosing dementia

  • Diagnosis: Informing the person with dementia

    Diagnosis: Informing the person with dementia

  • The importance of a timely dementia diagnosis

    The importance of a timely dementia diagnosis

  • Essentials for good dementia care in General Practice

    Essentials for good dementia care in General Practice

  • Diagnostic criteria for dementia

    Diagnostic criteria for dementia

  • Managing dementia – related cognitive decline in patients & their caregivers

    Managing dementia – related cognitive decline in patients & their caregivers

Initiatives for patient care

Intervention

Lewy body disease

  • Lewy body disease

    Lewy body disease

  • Cognitive changes in Lewy body disease

    Cognitive changes in Lewy body disease

  • Neuropsychiatric changes in Lewy body disease

    Neuropsychiatric changes in Lewy body disease

  • Motor changes in Lewy body disease

    Motor changes in Lewy body disease

  • Autonomic changes in Lewy body disease

    Autonomic changes in Lewy body disease

  • Information for family and friends

    Information for family and friends

  • Information for home and community care workers

    Information for home and community care workers

  • Information for day placement workers

    Information for day placement workers

  • Information for acute care workers

    Information for acute care workers

  • Information for care facilities

    Information for care facilities

Living with dementia

Looking after families and carers

Residential care and dementia

Science and dementia

The environment and dementia

Treatments for dementia

Types of dementia

Young people and dementia

Younger onset dementia

  • Understanding younger onset dementia

    Understanding younger onset dementia

  • Practical guide

    Practical guide

  • About the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker program

    About the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker program

  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle

    Health, wellbeing and lifestyle

  • Addressing challenges

    Addressing challenges

  • Language and communication

    Language and communication

  • Attention and memory

    Attention and memory

  • Planning ahead: decision making capacity and the law

    Planning ahead: decision making capacity and the law

  • Younger onset dementia

    Younger onset dementia

  • Younger onset dementia

    Younger onset dementia

  • Early planning

    Early planning

  • Employment

    Employment

1. Alzheimer’s Association. 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. https://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_10warnsigns.pdf

The early signs of dementia are subtle and may not be immediately obvious. Early signs of dementia include:1

  1. Memory loss
  2. Repetitive behaviour
  3. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  4. Social isolation
  5. Confusion about time and place
  6. Problems with abstract thinking
  7. Loss of initiative
  8. Behavioural changes
  9. Poor or decreased judgement
  10. Language problems

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This campaign is supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government and the NSW Government.

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