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Support for families and carers

If you’re a friend or family member of someone living with younger onset dementia, you may often step into the role of a carer. While this is normal, it can become tiring as more care is needed over time.

Looking after a loved one with younger onset dementia can have its good and bad days. Your emotional needs and physical health may take a back seat.

Whether you’re the husband, wife, partner, daughter, son, brother, sister or friend of the person, your relationship will change. Dementia Australia offers support for families and carers, so you don’t feel alone.

Services offered through Dementia Australia can help you:

  • Support the person to live well at home, for as long as possible
  • Support the person to continue with their hobbies, activities and interests
  • Learn more about dementia, so you're better equipped to manage changes
  • Get support services and programs to help with your health and wellbeing.

How to access support for families and carers

Joining a carer support group is a great way to share knowledge, tips and strategies with others who are going through a similar experience. To find a group near you, please visit the National Dementia Helpline page, or call on 1800 100 500 from 8.00am to 8.00pm weekdays.

You can also call our National Dementia Helpline to book in professional counselling.

Alternatively, we regularly run several education programs specifically designed for families and carers. Browse and register for an upcoming session.