Dementia Support Finder

Welcome to the Dementia Community Services and Support Finder

With 44,300 Western Australians currently living with dementia there is a need to provide up to date local resources to assist in all stage of the dementia journey.

Many services to support those living with dementia exist in Western Australia, however, navigating this information is often difficult before and after diagnosis.

This Dementia Community Services and Support Finder will assist in navigating national and local resources relating to dementia care for those living with dementia and their family and carers.

This page was made possible through the Primary Health Network Aged Care Program funding, and was informed by consultation with local dementia organisations and consumers.

Improving the visibility of support available in the community is a priority of the Dementia Community Services and Support Finder to improve community understanding of dementia through access to clear information.

For quick access to services for people living with dementia, click the “find a service now” button under quick links and enter your postcode.

What is dementia?

The term “dementia” refers to a group of neurocognitive conditions, that affects the ability to think and reason and includes the ability to remember things, process information, concentrate, speak, learn and understand. It is characterised by a general deterioration in brain function and is not a single specific disorder.

Thinking, behaviour, and the capacity to carry out daily chores are all impacted by dementia. The person’s regular social or professional life is hampered by the altered brain function.

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Dementia services contact details in Australia
Types of dementia

The term “dementia” refers to a group of neurocognitive conditions, characterised by a general deterioration in brain function. People have been affected by this illness for hundreds of years. Prior to the 20th century, dementia was a relatively uncommon condition as fewer people in pre-industrial societies lived to old age. Dementia was not previously described as we understand it today until the middle of the 1970s.

Support for People Living with dementia including family and carers

When you or a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. You might not be aware of the assistance available to support you and your family during the dementia journey.

When a loved one is living with dementia, family members and friends frequently find themselves taking on the role of caregiver. While taking care of a loved one can be gratifying, there can also be difficult times.

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Staying active

Any plan for holistic wellness should include physical exercise as evidence has found that it lowers the risk of cognitive decline. Engage in cardiovascular exercise to raise your heart rate, if it’s safe for you to do so. As a result, your brain and body will receive more nourishment while potential dementia risk factors including high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol are reduced.

Useful apps

People living with dementia can utilise specifically created applications to keep their minds active, communicate with loved ones, or monitor daily routines.

Support in your area

For quick access to services in your area, click the “find a service now” button below and enter your postcode.

For localised community support services and more information please check local government websites below listed under your region.

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Perth Metropolitan

For quick access to services in your area, click the “find a service now” button below and enter your postcode.

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For localised community support services and more information please check local government websites below:

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Great Southern

For quick access to services in your area, click the “find a service now” button below and enter your postcode.

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For localised community support services and more information please check local government websites below:

South West

For quick access to services in your area, click the “find a service now” button below and enter your postcode.

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Wheatbelt

For quick access to services in your area, click the “find a service now” button below and enter your postcode.

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Goldfields

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Pilbara

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Kimberley

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Resources for clinicians

Find health pathways, websites, further education and a range of printable resources to share in practice below.

This page was made possible through the Primary Health Network Aged Care Program funding, and were informed by consultation with local dementia organisations and consumers.

Disclaimer

While the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has contributed to the funding of this website, the information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government and is not advice that is provided, or information that is endorsed, by the Australian Government. The Australian Government is not responsible in negligence or otherwise for any injury, loss or damage however arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.