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National Dementia Helpline

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with younger onset dementia, the news can come as a shock. Practical advice and emotional support can help improve your quality of life and make you feel better equipped to cope during this challenging time.

The National Dementia Helpline is a free telephone service, run by trained, experienced professionals. It offers information and advice to individuals, families and carers of those living with younger onset dementia – no matter what stage of the journey you’re at.

In addition to providing specialist support and information for people living with younger onset dementia, the helpline can also talk you through government support.

This can include:

  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • My Aged Care
  • The Carer Gateway
  • Other relevant government schemes.

How to access the National Dementia Helpline

Free call: 1800 100 500

Webchat: www.dementia.org.au/helpline/webchat

Email: helpline@dementia.org.au

Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 8:00pm (except public holidays).

If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, please call the National Relay Service on 133 677.