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Dementia

50 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: About you... driving (Information for people with dementia no. 4)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It provides important information about driving and dementia.

Title: About you... early planning (Information for people with dementia 2)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It makes suggestions about planning for the future. It also tells you who can assist you to do this.

Title: About you... feelings and adjusting to change (Information for people with dementia no. 6)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It explains some of the feelings you might be experiencing, and some ways to adjust to the changes that dementia brings.

Title: About you... how Alzheimer's Australia can help (Information for people wieth dementia no. 11)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides you with information on the resources Alzheimer’s Australia has available to provide support to you and your family

Title: About you... keeping involved and active (Information for people with dementia 7)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It discusses the importance of keeping involved and active and suggests ways that you can do this.

Title: About you... looking after yourself (Information for people with dementia no. 3)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It suggests ways to look after yourself and some people who can assist you to do this.

Title: About you... talking about the diagnosis (Information for people with dementia no. 8)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It suggests some things to consider when talking about your diagnosis.

Title: About you... talking to your doctor (Information for people with dementia no. 9)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It discusses ways of talking with your doctor to make sure that you obtain the health care, advice and support you want.

Title: About you... what is dementia? (Information for people with dementia no. 1)
Summary: If you have been diagnosed with dementia, this Help Sheet may be useful. It talks about dementia and where you can go for further information.

Title: Activities (Caring for someone with dementia no. 5)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides information about planning and providing appropriate activities for people with dementia.

Title: Advance care planning and dementia
Summary: This fact sheet about advance care planning and dementia is for individuals deciding who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself.

Title: Advance care planning and dementia: Making a decision for someone
Summary: This fact sheet is for individuals supporting someone affected by dementia.

Title: Advance care planning and dementia: Why planning ahead can help if memory is becoming more difficult
Summary: Why planning ahead can help if memory is becoming more difficult. This fact sheet is for individuals affected by dementia.

Title: Caring for someone who lives alone (Caring for someone with dementia no. 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet addresses concerns families and carers may have when someone with dementia lives alone, and some ways to help the person live alone safely.

Title: Changed behaviours (Changed behaviours and dementia no. 1)
Summary: This sheet looks at some of the common behaviour changes that can occur when a person has dementia. Reasons for the changes are discussed and some general guidelines on how to cope with them are provided.

Title: Changed behaviour - anger and aggression - information for residents, families and carers.
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes for such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone who seems angry.

Title: Changed behaviour - loss of inhibition - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with disinhibited behaviour.

Title: Changed behaviour - noisy - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of noisy behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with noisy behaviour.

Title: Changed behaviour - wandering - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of people wandering and some tips on how to care for someone who wanders.

Title: Communication (Caring for someone with dementia 1)
Summary: This Help Sheet explains some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and suggests ways that families and carers can help. It also includes some personal tips on communication written by a person with dementia.

Title: Dementia, taking the next step (video)
Summary: A film for people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. Through the stories of three families who have been through this experience, this film discusses the importance of seeking information and support early, and introduces the many ways Alzheimer's Australia can assist. To order your free copy of the film, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Title: Dementia and bladder and bowel control
Summary: People with dementia have memory loss and may be confused and not know where they are. This can cause or make bladder and bowel control problems worse.

Title: Dementia carer journey (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: Dementia detection & diagnosis (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: Dementia navigating care (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: Diagnosing dementia (About dementia 2)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides information about the early signs of dementia, the techniques used to diagnose dementia and the importance of an early and correct diagnosis.

Title: Driving (Caring for someone with dementia no. 7)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes the effects that dementia may have on driving skills and suggests ways to help a driver who has been diagnosed with dementia.

Title: Early planning (About dementia 7)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses ways to plan ahead and organise financial and legal affairs and lists people and organisations that can help.

Title: Family and friends matter
Summary: This booklet is a guide on how to stay connected to a person living with dementia in ways that are meaningful.

Title: Feelings (Looking after families and carers no. 3)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some of the feelings that families and carers of people with dementia often experience. These may include feelings of guilt, grief, loss or anger.

Title: Information on dementia (bilingual, print information)
Summary: The document provides information about dementia. Text is provided in Vietnamese and English

Title: It's not a disgrace...it's dementia: films have English subtitles
Summary: 'It's not a disgrace...it's dementia', is a short film to raise awareness and dispel myths about dementia within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The film features carers of people living with dementia giving personal accounts, in their own language, of their experience, along with health professionals who talk about the condition and stress the importance of seeking help early.

Title: Later Stages Of Dementia (Caring for someone with dementia no. 20)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes what to expect in the later stages of dementia as a person with dementia becomes increasingly frail, and some issues that may be useful to consider.

Title: Making the most of respite care (Caring for someone with dementia no. 6)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some of the ways that families and carers can make respite care a positive experience for themselves and for the person with dementia. It provides some practical suggestions for planning and using respite.

Title: Memory changes (About dementia no. 12)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes some of the differences between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. It provides some tips for keeping your memory sharp.

Title: Our stories - films have English subtitles
Summary: These poignant digital stories depict both the love each carer has for their loved one living with dementia as well as the emotional cost. The aims of appearing on film, expressed by the carers featured in this series, is to help their communities to achieve a greater understanding of dementia and to generate acceptance of dementia as a medical illness. Available in Arabic, Italian and Spanish with English subtitles

Title: Problem solving (changed behaviours and dementia no. 2)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some ways to think about any changes in behaviours that are occurring as a result of dementia. It describes a problem solving approach that may help you manage any behaviours if and when they arise.

Title: Safety issues (Caring for someone with dementia no. 3)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some of the safety issues that need to be considered when caring for someone with dementia. It provides some tips for safety inside and outside the home, and a basic safety checklist for use by families and carers.

Title: Taking a break (looking after families and carers 1)
Summary: Taking a break from caring, often called respite, or respite care, is important for anyone providing day to day care for someone with dementia. This help Sheet discusses the benefits of taking a break, how to organise it and who can help.

Title: Talking book information on Dementia (bilingual)
Summary: The talking book provides information about dementia and has a number of information sheets on a range of Dementia topics.

Title: There's a difference (Video)
Summary: There's a difference between forgetting something once and forgetting it many times. There's a difference between forgetfulness and dementia. To find out more call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Title: Tips for friends (Dementia tips 1)
Summary: This sheet gives you a few tips on how you can support a friend with dementia and their family. You can make a difference.

Title: Tips for visiting (Dementia tips 2)
Summary: Visiting family and friends with dementia is important for their emotional wellbeing. However people with dementia are usually not able to initiate activities or ‘entertain’ you, the visitor. Here are a few tips you may find useful when visiting your friend or family member, whether they live at home or in residential care.

Title: Travelling (Caring for someone with dementia no. 8)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides information for families and carers about travelling with someone with dementia. It lists some warning signs for when travel may be inappropriate and some helpful suggestions for planning a trip and for travelling.

Title: Useful words and phases to be used to communicate with a patient suffering from delirium
Summary: This brochure is designed to provide families and friends with information about delirium and describes how you as visitors can contribute to the well being of the patient.

Title: Vascular dementia (About dementia no. 16)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes the types of vascular dementia, and their causes, diagnosis, treatment and progression.

Title: Wandering (Changed behaviours and dementia no. 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet looks at the wandering behaviour of some people with dementia. The reasons for wandering are discussed, as well as some suggestions for ways to manage it..

Title: What happens if someone in my family can't make decisions because of disability, illness or injury?
Summary: If adults can't make a decision because of disability, illness or injury on whom to choose to make decisons for them - there is a tribunal that can help. It is called the 'Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Title: What is Dementia? (About dementia 1)
Summary: Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person's normal social or working life.

Title: Working with doctors (Caring for someone with dementia no. 9)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses effective ways of working together with the many doctors and medical specialists you will meet to obtain the information and support that you need.

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