What is dementia?
" Dementia is watching someone you love fade away in front of your eyes"
"But it doesn't make them any less of a person that they are"
A lot of our work in geriatrics are in dementia. We understand the effect of dementia on yourself and your loved one. We pride ourselves in providing support and guidance to patients and families.
Resources and Useful Links
There are resources below that you might find useful:
Dementia Australia is the peak body for people living with dementia, their families and carers. It provides information, support, advocacy and education services. Phone the Dementia Australia NSW on 9805 0100 or the 24 hour Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
My Aged Care
My Aged Care is the starting point to access Australian Government-funded aged care services. The phone line and website can help older Australians, their families and carers to get the help and support they need. Phone My Aged Care on 1800 200 422
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. Phone Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737
dementia Support Australia
Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a service led by HammondCare that brings together expertise in dementia care from across the aged care industry.
DSA provides a three-level nationwide support service based on the needs of the person with dementia who is impacted by behaviors and psychological symptoms of dementia. Phone Dementia Support Australia on 1800 699 799
Department of Veterans' Affair
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is a department of the Australian Government. We provide support, services and information for veterans and their dependents.
Contact DVA on 1800 838 372