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While many people with dementia are able to live independently and rely on family and friends for assistance, there are a range of dementia-specific services available for those in need of support, as well as for their carers, friends and family. Support services and initiatives for dementia in Australia are provided by the Australian Government, state governments and non-governmental organisations. Services vary in scope and aim, and can address a range of challenges faced by people with dementia, and their friends, families and carers. Unless otherwise specified, data and program information on this page are sourced directly through personal correspondence with Dementia Australia and Dementia Support Australia.
Refer to the Dementia support services data tables for the underlying data presented in these pages.
The Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund held by the Australian Government provides funding for multiple dementia-related services and initiatives. The overarching aim of the fund is to improve awareness and understanding of dementia and support people experiencing changed behaviours due to their dementia, and support care-givers. Funding is offered to national ongoing programs, as well through one-off competitive grants available to aged care providers, researchers, peak bodies and advocacy groups. A full list of the grants awarded for projects under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund is available at the Australian Government's grants information system.
Non-governmental organisations such as Dementia Australia and HammondCare provide management of the delivery of the national, ongoing programs and initiatives supported by the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund. These include:
If you require more information about services and initiatives for people with dementia, their friends, family and carers refer to:
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