Additional support programs
In addition to national support, Dementia Australia runs several programs available to people living with younger onset dementia in selected locations. These are made possible with state-specific funding.
To find out whether what programs (listed below) are available to you, please call our visit the National Dementia Helpline page, or call on 1800 100 500 from 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). You can also contact us to enquire about what’s happening in your state.
Social support programs
If you’re living with younger onset dementia, staying active and social can help your skills and memory. Our social support program provides regular outings and group activities to help you stay socially connected. Participation in social support programs can also give respite to family members in caring roles.
Our social support programs are currently available across Australia.
Dementia-specific palliative care program
If you’re living or caring for someone with dementia, you may benefit from personalised, nurse-led support. You'll receive specialist advice, as well as clinical and emotional support.
Our dementia-specific palliative care program is currently available in South Australia.
Café-style support programs
If you enjoy talking to others who are also affected by dementia – including those who might be experiencing younger onset dementia – you might like to sign up for our café meet-ups. These programs give people living with dementia and their families an opportunity to connect over coffee in a casual setting.
Our café-style support programs are currently available in Victoria.
Programs to keep your mind active
When living with younger onset dementia, it's important to keep your mind active to maintain your health and wellbeing. You can exercise your mind by doing new activities or things you find challenging. Our programs help you practise your skills, flex your capabilities, engage with your community, and make new friends at the same time.
Get in touch with us to discover programs in your area.