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Family, Friends and Community booklet

Family, friends and community are important. They help us all get through life’s ups and downs.

  • What can we do to keep this special bond when a family member or friend is living with dementia?
  • How do we stay connected in ways that are meaningful?
  • What interests can we continue to enjoy together?

These are some of the important questions this booklet aims to address.

 

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA)

FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.

FECCA strives to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are given proper recognition in public policy.

Help with Dementia

Help with Dementia is an online support portal for people living with dementia, their families and carers

If you or a loved one has dementia and you need information, counselling, support and to connect with others in your situation then this website can help you.

Through this website you can:

  • arrange online counselling (email or videoconference)
  • learn about dementia
  • connect with others in the same situation as you
  • discover where and how to get help

 

Is it dementia?

The Is It Dementia website was decommissioned in June 2018.

Is It dementia is an education workshop designed to broaden dementia knowledge for customer-facing staff in the banking, correctional, fire, retail and transport service sectors.

Centre for Dementia Learning’s facilitators work with executive teams, management and staff to increase their awareness of dementia to improve the customer experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Kate Swaffer

The website kateswaffer.com is committed to meaningful dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders about the critical issues impacting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones.

Kate Swaffer was awarded:

Australian of the year, 2017, South Australia
University of Wollongong Alumni Social Impact Award, 2016
100 Women of Influence (Australia), 2016