Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Dementia or Cognitive Decline

Dementia is a condition or illness that affects the way a person’s brain is working. The brain controls everything we do and so dementia can cause changes in the way a person thinks, their memory, the way they see things and the way they talk which interferes with doing every day activities. Although dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal ageing.

Helpful information for Consumers and Carers

Resources and support to help you live well (2 pages).

Also available in Italian, Greek, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese

What to expect on the dementia journey (4 pages).

Also available in Italian, Greek, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese

Dementia Community Supports in Gippsland

Dementia Support Access worker for the Traralgon Branch of Benetas.

Specialised Support Services to people living with dementia and their families.

Support for people, their families and carers who are worried about memory loss.

Dementia Services for people living with dementia.

Diagnostic service for people, their families and carers who are worried about thinking problems and memory loss.

Search your local area for Carers Support Groups.

Find local health professionals, specialists and services.

State Services

Statewide Voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Diagnostic clinic for patients with dementia.

National Services

Australian Government initiative to help carers connect to services in their local area.

Non-profit organisation for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type.

Local office located in Drouin.  Source of trusted information, education and support services.  Advocate for positive change for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and supporting vital research.

Navigating changes in behaviour relating to Dementia can be challenging, Dementia Support Australia offer free support nationwide support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources and Support Services for Carers.

Team of Carers, Health Professionals and Innovators who want to improve the way people living with dementia and their carers are supported.

Health Professionals

HealthPathways Gippsland is an online portal designed to be used by general practice, medical specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals in Gippsland at the point of care. HealthPathways aims to guide best-practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients.

HealthPathways has an inbuilt service directory of local medical specialists and other health professionals to support access to local referral information. Join HealthPathways Gippsland

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