Resources

Alzheimer’s Australia resources

Help sheets

Help sheetsOur dementia Help Sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on a wide range of subjects.

These Help Sheets are available in more than 30 languages.

Our Help Sheets are PDF files which you can read in your browser, or save to your computer to read later. You can also print them out, or you can have them read aloud by the website.

Browse our Help Sheets here.


Videos

Video LibraryBrowse our new Video Library where we showcase videos on a wide range of subjects.

Listen to children speaking frankly about what it is like having a parent or grandparent with dementia.

Browse our community language section where we have Arabic and Spanish collections now available.

Watch videos on homelessness and dementia, Lewy body disease, risk reduction, llanning ahead, and more.


Support for carersSupport for carers

A practical guide to services for families and friends of people with dementia.

This guide has been developed to help family members and friends of someone living with dementia. The guide will help you find out about services, and to help you with future planning.

Read or download Support for carers.


Legal RightsLegal rights

A practical guide to help people diagnosed with dementia, and their families and carers better understand the legal issues they may be faced with.

Read Dementia and your legal rights.


Support for carersMen's Shed manual

This manual is based on the information from the Every Bloke Needs a Shed pilot project, an initiative of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.

Read the Men's Shed manual.


Flexible respite services for people with dementia and their carers 

These brochures provide information about flexible respite services, what they are, and why they are important.

Flexible respite services for people living with dementia and their carers.


Translated information in community languages

Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hazeragi, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese...

Help in 40 languagesFact sheets, videos, brochures and booklets - find dementia information which has been translated into more than 40 languages.


Worried about your memory?Worried about your memory?

Feeling forgetful or confused?

Finding out what is wrong is the first step to getting help.

Read Worried about your memory?


Family and Friends MatterFamily and friends

The Family and friends matter booklet reinforces the importance of family, friendship and social connection for people with dementia and provides strategies and ideas to help an individual engage and maintain their relationship with a family member or friend who has developed dementia. 

Read Family and friends matter.


Travelling with dementia

Travelling and going on holidays plays an important role in many of our lives.

Travelling with someone who has dementia can be stressful and challenging for the family, carer and the person with dementia, but it can also be a very rewarding experience. Although living with dementia may make holidays more complex, it doesn’t necessarily mean that these plans need to be put aside.

The Travelling and holidays with dementia booklet provides a summary of the key issues surrounding travelling and holidaying when living with dementia, and it provides a number of useful tips which will assist you to have an enjoyable holiday.

Read Travelling and holidays with dementia.


HomelessnessHomelessness and dementia

A discussion paper that aims to improve the services and outcomes for people with dementia who are homeless.

Read Homelessness and dementia.


Language GuidelinesDementia-friendly language guidelines

Appropriate language must be accurate, respectful, inclusive, empowering, non stigmatising.

Everyone deserves respect.

Read the dementia language guidelines.


Supporting and accommodating people with dementia at conferences and other events

Read the guide here


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

ATSI resourcesHelp sheets, videos, KICA, Walkabout Memories, risk reduction, learning strategies.

Read more about resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


LGBTI resourcesLGBTI resources

"We are still gay...".

Videos and information for LGBTI people with dementia.


Dementia GuidelinesClinical practice guidelines

Published in March 2016 by the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dementia in Australia.


Where do Australians stand on dementia?

Alzheimer's Australia commissioned two surveys to better understand what Australians understand and think about dementia.

Find out where Australians stand on dementia


Allied health resources

Through widespread consultation with people with a dementia, carers and allied health professionals, the Allies in Dementia project developed resources which provide an overview about the vital role of allied health in supporting people with a dementia.

Read more about allied health resources


Emergency Department dementia care training.

Providing best care to older people with dementia in emergency departments. 

ED dementia care training


Talk to me

Communication tips for talking to people with dementia.


Younger onset dementia

Younger onset dementia resources.


Lewy body disease

Lewy body disease resources.


GPS and other assistive devices

A list of tracking and monitoring devices.


Dementia and chronic conditions series toolkits

The dementia and chronic conditions series toolkits are designed to improve support for people living with cognitive impairment or dementia and other chronic conditions.

Read the toolkits here.


Culturally and linguistically diverse

Culturally and linguistically diverse dementia resources.


Delirium clinical care standard

The Delirium clinical care standard and accompanying resources provide guidance to consumers, clinicians and health services on delivering appropriate care to people at risk of, or with, delirium.

Published by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Australia.


National health services directory.

The National health services directory is a joint initiative of all Australian governments, delivered by Healthdirect Australia, to enable access to information about health services.


Websites

A list of websites which provide information about dementia and related topics.