Here for you whenever, wherever
Navigating changes in behaviour related to dementia can be challenging. That’s why we offer free, evidence-based support nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We bring together expertise in complex dementia care across the aged care sector to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. And it starts by working closely with you, the person you care for and their care network – giving you skills and support to improve care and make sure the services people with dementia receive are responsive to their needs.
Dementia Support Australia services are:
- Collaborative and work closely with the person living dementia, their carers and care network.
- Evidence-based and proven in practice.
- Focused on outcomes – this helps us build responses that work for you and your care teams through relationship-based approaches.
- Led by HammondCare, Australia’s most innovative health and aged care provider.
The right support for you and your loved one
If you are a family or friend caring for someone living with dementia, you don’t need to do it alone. We offer proven advice, support and skills to help improve the quality of life for person you care for – and you, regardless of where you live.
Working collaboratively for better outcomes
From understanding the person, providing expert advice and offering needs-based assessments and building staff capacity – we can help. We work with nurses, doctors, care staff and other health professionals to improve quality of life for people living with dementia.
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Staying Active at Home During COVID-19
We know that staying active and getting outside is important for our health and wellbeing, but this can be difficult when we are told to stay at home. We have produced a helpsheet developed for peop...
LGBTI and Dementia - Understanding Changes in Behaviour
This booklet has been developed for aged care staff who are caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. It aims to provide an understanding of some of the issues LGBT...
The Use of Dolls in Dementia Care
Using dolls, or what can sometimes be referred to as 'child representation', can provide people with dementia an opportunity to interact with a 'lifelike' baby doll in a manner that may be therapeut...
The Use of Simulated Pets in Dementia Care
Using robotic or plush animals, which can sometimes be referred to as 'simulated pets', can provide an opportunity for people living with dementia to interact with a 'lifelike' animal that may bring...
The Use of Music Engagement and Personalised Playlists in Dementia...
This helpsheet is a useful guide to consider the use of music and personalised playlists to encourage engagement of a person living with dementia. Using music that is familiar and preferred by the p...
Work with us
If you want to be empowered at work, share knowledge and learn, and help improve quality of life for people with dementia, a career at DSA is for you. Our welcoming team and environment empower you to be the best person you can be. You are heard for what you have to say, and recognised for what you achieve. If you are looking for a career with real purpose talk to us. Because at DSA, every person matters.