Dementia in My Family offers valuable resources and information for children and adults who either know someone living with dementia or have dementia in the family.
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The purpose of this paper is to promote the consistent use of appropriate, inclusive and non stigmatising language when talking or writing about dementia and people living with dementia.
What is appropriate language for talking about dementia and why do we need it?
Read, download or listen to the full language guidelines PDF file here. Or read the summary below.
The Dementia Resources blog is produced by the Victorian library of Dementia Australia . Blog is updated every 3- 4 weeks, is topic based and covers a range of resources.
Recent topics have included Dementia and fiction, Frontotemporal dementia, Dementia and spirituality and Montessori activities and dementia.
You are welcome to browse the library catalogue and acquaint yourself with it’s resources. If you would like to borrow anything, we can provide information about becoming a member.
The Department of Health is a department of the Government of Australia charged with overseeing the running of Australia's health system, including supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, as well as helping people to stay healthy through health promotion, participation and exercise and other disease prevention activities.
Detect Early website provides a wide range of resources and tools to help detect and manage dementia at the early stages.
For GPs, there’s the GPCOG, a screening tool specially designed for use in general practice, as well as educational resources targeted at community healthcare.
Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia.
The purpose is to influence social and policy change, provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome, and to build resources and knowledge capacity of the state and territory Down syndrome associations. Down Syndrome Australia works collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission.
EDIE - Educational Dementia Immersive Experience
Using Samsung Gear VR this high quality virtual reality experience will enable participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. This 3 hour interactive workshop will enhance your knowledge of dementia whilst exploring a supportive approach that enables Edie and his wife to live more confidently with dementia.
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.