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Dementia education and support

If you or someone you know has younger onset dementia, knowledge is power. Dementia Australia’s education and support programs help give you the tools and support to make positive changes and live well.

For people living with younger onset dementia

After a younger onset dementia diagnosis, there are a number of aspects of your life you may be feeling unsure about. You’re bound to have plenty of questions and feelings.

Dementia Australia offers a range of education programs that cater to people living with younger onset dementia. Sessions include everything from making your home more dementia-friendly to learning about driving with dementia.

You are not alone. Our education programs empower you to live a more independent life. Dementia Australia is here to guide you through this journey.

For families and carers

If someone you love has been diagnosed with younger onset dementia, caring for them won’t always be easy. You’ll need as much support and information to be informed and equipped to take care of both yourself and the person with younger onset dementia.

Dementia Australia understands what you’re going through. Our education sessions and group programs designed for family and carers help you navigate new challenges and changes.

Dementia Australia provides you with the knowledge, tools, strategies and support from experienced facilitators to guide you through this time.

For the community

Even if younger onset dementia doesn’t directly affect your day-to-day life, you can still be part of a dementia-friendly community. Dementia Australia provides community sessions to raise awareness and reduce the stigma and discrimination.

Attend one of our sessions and make a positive difference to your community. By learning more about what it means to have dementia, you can help people living with it feel more connected and accepted in the community.

Educational programs and services may vary depending on your region.

You can contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 to discuss what's available near you.

For health professionals

Since dementia is far less common in people aged under 65, younger onset dementia can often go underdiagnosed. That’s why it’s crucial that health professionals are as well-informed as possible.

Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning has a range of courses, training and information designed for health and care professionals.

As Australia’s leading dementia education provider, we offer accredited and non-accredited courses delivered face-to-face and online.

If you have any questions about our courses and training sessions, visit our Centre for Dementia Learning contact page, or call on 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368).