Resources: Dementia

Aged Care Information Line

Single access to government and non government information and services for older Australians
1800 500 853

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

National Dementia Help Line 1800 100 500
Provides information on dementia and memory loss and on services that exist for carers and sufferers including counselling, social and therapeutic activities and support groups

Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs

For services available to veterans and their families
13 32 54

CALD Information

NSW Government printed resources in different languages about helath issues, services, caring and other information in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Community Options Program

This service develops care plans with clients that include strategies and goals to assist the person to remain living at home for as long as possible. It can include nursing services, occupational therapists, home modifications and gardening services. Contact Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres on 1800 052 222 to locate the Community Options Program closest to you

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres provide information on local aged care and support services and link carers to appropriate services. Eligible carers can arrange short term or emergency respite through the centres
1800 052 222 (during business hours)
1800 059 059 (Emergency Respite)

Continence Foundation

Information on bowel and bladder control, and information on how to get help
1800 330 066

Dementia Advisory Services (DAS)

The NSW Government’s Dementia Advisory Service provides information, education, and support, and links people to assessment and support services. Contact numbers for Dementia Advisory Services by region and are available on the website

Dementia Care Australia

Provides independent information and education specialising in supporting people with dementia and their carers
03 9727 2744

Dementia Guide

Provides helpful information and tools for dementia management

Dementia Net

Dementia Net is an interactive website providing support and information for people with dementia, carers and families. This website allows users to share their stories, photos, thoughts and concerns connecting them with other people who are in similar situations

Health Insite

Health Insite provides information on a range of health concerns including diabetes, dementia, cataracts and osteoporosis relevant to older people. It also has information on falls prevention, eating well, mental health, exercise and aged care services.

Transcultural aged care services in New South Wales

List of aged care services for CALD groups in NSW
02 9378 1216

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local call cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
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