Dementia Australia SA provides a wide range of services to assist people living with dementia.
Our services include:
National Dementia Helpline
The National Dementia Helpline is a telephone information, support and referral service staffed by trained and experienced advisors.
The National Dementia Helpline can be contacted by phoning 1800 100 500 during business hours.
We are here for people affected by all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal dementia, younger onset dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
Advice and Counselling
Counsellors are available to provide advice, support and advocacy, on an individual basis or as a family group. We can provide this over the phone, as an office visit or at your home.
The Dementia Advisors offer support, information and access to services for people living in the community with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and family members.
Nightingale Program is a palliative model of care, provided by specialist nurses, under the auspices of Dementia Australia, Adelaide, South Australia. It provides strategies and advice to support people living with dementia, their families and care providers with a focus on promoting choice and well-being during all stages of diagnosis. The program is funded by The Rosemary Foundation for Memory Support.
Dementia Australia provides education programs and sessions for people living with dementia, their family carers and family members, the general public and health professionals. As the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers, we offer learning opportunities covering a broad range of topics around all forms of dementia. Delivered by highly experienced facilitators, our programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, support groups, communities and care providers with various levels of dementia knowledge. Please select the type of education you require.
Living with dementia program
This program provides an overview of dementia and how to proceed after a diagnosis including coping with change, relationships and communication, planning for the future and staying healthy. Suitable both for people living with dementia and their carers and families, these sessions are delivered interactively and you will be encouraged to share your experiences with other participants.
Safe Return Program
South Australia's Safe Return Program provides peace of mind for those who care for people who wander and may become confused.
Multicultural & Indigenous Services
Services including Carer Education courses and printed information are continually being extended to meet the needs of ethnic and indigenous communities. We offer a range of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Brain Hubs for social groups and councils, for more information about these services contact us on 8372 2100 or download our What Is Dementia brochure.
A Brain Hub offers a flexible way to get information, education and advice on: brain health, memory changes, dementia risk reduction, understanding types of dementia and what supports and services are available. Contact us 8372 2100 or download our brochure.
Our national library service provides access to a comprehensive collection of print and digital resources about dementia. The service supports people living with dementia, family carers and friends as well as people working in dementia care practice and allied health areas.