Alzheimer's Australia Vic's counsellors are professionally trained to provide a range of services including individualised support, advice and practical assistance.
Alzheimer's Australia Vic provides counselling to people living with dementia and those affected by, or concerned about dementia. Counselling is provided throughout Victoria by telephone, in the family home, at one of our metropolitan or regional offices and via email or video conference by visiting www.helpwithdementia.org.au.
To find out more or make an appointment with one of our counsellors, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Do you speak a language other than English? Call 131450 to speak with an interpreter.
People who can benefit from dementia counselling include:
- People in the early stages of dementia;
- Carers of people with dementia;
- Family, including spouses and children, friends and other significant people.
Often a family conference with a dementia counsellor is a valuable first step in making sure that everyone concerned is at the same level of understanding and can develop complementary support roles.
This service is:
Dementia counselling can assist by:
- Helping you gain an understanding of the impact of dementia
- Identifying strategies for coping and living with dementia
- Planning how to care in the future when dementia changes
- Dealing with feelings of stress and a mixture of emotions
- Helping families reach agreement on dementia-related issues
- Making referrals for relevant assistance and services