Dementia education for patients
Patient education resources
- Dementia Australia has an extensive range of help sheets in multiple languages https://www.dementia.org.au/resources/help-sheets
- Living well with dementia https://livingwellwithdementia.org.au/
- The Dementia Guide https://www.dementia.org.au/resources/the-dementia-guide
- Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/dementia
My Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are the first place to look for a list of allied health, community nursing and community service providers in your region.
All Allied Health and Community Service Provider referrals, including to Dementia Australia, for frail older people over 65 years is through My Aged Care. If patients do not meet the eligibility criteria a direct referral to Allied Health and Community Service Providers is required.
Allied Health and community service provider services, including access to Dementia Australia, for people under 65 years may be able to be accessed through the NDIS.
The Memory Support Guide provides a list of useful referral options and contacts for the Grampians region:
Dementia Australia is accessed at www.dementia.org.au or can be contacted on the 24 hour help line 1800 100 500.
Carers Australia (Victoria) is accessed at www.carersaustralia.com.au or phone 1800 242 636
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS). Information on DBMAS can be accessed at www.dementia.com.au or DBMAS can be contacted on the 24 hour helpline 1800 699 799.
Memory Support Nurse – Stawell Regional Health. A specialist community nursing service that covers the Northern Grampians Shire, Ararat Rural City and the Pyrenees Shire. Anyone can refer someone to this service or people can refer themselves. Phone: 03 5358 8546
Memory Support Nurse – Wimmera Health Care Group. A specialist community nursing service that covers the Wimmera region. Anyone can refer someone to this service or people can refer themselves. Phone: 5381 9111