In the Dementia Carer's World we want to aid you in thinking about what a dementia diagnosis will mean for the future. A diagnosis does eventually change life. It often calls for a carer to adapt and change and for new ways of communication and connection with those we know and care for.  It does have an impact on ourselves, friends and families. We hope these themes and sections do give an insight into dementia care and show that the more understanding we have the more we are able to cope with changes as they happen.

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BEING AND

BECOMING

A CARER

BEING AND

REMAINING IN

CONNECTION

SOCIAL

NETWORKS AND

SUPPORTS

DAY TO

DAY PRACTICALITIES

RESOURCES

bEING AND bECOMING A CARER

HOLDING ON TO THE
GOOD TIMES

 

Celebrating good times

Laughter and special memories

 

Keeping a sense of humour

 

Learning to live in the moment

 

Understanding ‘time’ in our relationships

BEING aND REMAINING IN CONNECTION

WITH THE PHYSICAL WORLD AND SELVES

 

Using our senses

Using emotion

Movement

Dignity

Animals

Music

Humour

Need for more non-verbal communication

WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY

Dealing with negative attitudes about dementia

Stigma and ignorance

SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SUPPORTS

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY

Informing family and friends

Creating a dementia-friendly environment

Talking with family, friends and neighbours about dementia

Children

Teenagers

Developing understanding relationships with the community around you

ACCESSING SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE HOME

MyAgedCare

 

ACAT

Home Care

 

Support Groups

 

Doctors

 

Counselling

 

Online Courses

practicalities

PLANNING AND THINKING AHEAD

Getting the diagnosis

In early stages

In mid stages

In advanced stages

Legal, Financial and Medical

Capacity

WELLBEING
 

Eating well

Exercise

 

Staying healthy

 

Looking after 'me'

 

Time for one's self

ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING CARERS

Online Courses

Dementia specific organisations

Government organisations

 

Homecare providers

 

Residential care providers

 

Carer respite

 

Carer forums

Dementia Specific Villages

Reports for Res. Care but may be helpful

Dementia Reframed Australia

(our sister website)

DEMENTIA ACROSS
DIFFERENT CULTURES

 

 

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