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Support for people recently diagnosed

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you, or someone close to you, is diagnosed with younger onset dementia. Some people may not be aware of the support they need to maintain independence.

That’s why at Dementia Australia, we help individuals, couples and families:

  • Think about the future
  • Identify goals and priorities
  • Access supports and services
  • Manage younger onset dementia symptoms and live well.

Through various support services and programs, we can help you:

  • Increase your understanding of younger onset dementia
  • Connect with healthcare professionals and support agencies
  • Continue daily activities such as personal care, household chores, shopping, preparing meals, managing finances, appointments and taking medications
  • Maintain hobbies and interests that support your health and wellbeing
  • Stay socially connected to family and friends.

How to access our programs

Our ‘Living with dementia’ interactive program is for people who have been recently diagnosed with younger onset dementia, as well as families and family carers.

Learn how to adjust to change, communicate, manage your relationships, plan for the future, and stay healthy. You can also form support networks with other participants. Register for an upcoming session.

Alternatively, we offer one-on-one sessions for post-diagnosis support and access to a Dementia Advisory Service. To find out more, please visit the National Dementia Helpline page, or call on 1800 100 500 from 8.00am to 8.00pm weekdays.