About dementia

Children's Book - Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

YouTube video of the children’s book ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ author Mem Fox. Read by Bradley Whitford. 

Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, and his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it. 

Read this as a springboard for a discussion about memories, family members, neighbours/friends, and all that 5 year olds talk about.


Environmental Assessment Tools for the Evaluation of Australian Residential Facilities

This project was supported by a grant from the Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW, as part of the Australian government’s Dementia: A Health Priority national initiative. © Hammond Care, as represented by the UNSW Dementia Collaborative Research Centre 2009. The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres acknowledge the financial and other support provided to this Project by the Australian Government. The views expressed in this work are the views of its author/s and not necessarily those of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Planning Ahead

This website will help you to plan ahead for your future. It is a practical and comprehensive resource for people across Australia just like you. It gives you the information you need to make decisions and helps you to put your decisions into action.

What is "planning ahead"? Planning ahead is thinking about your future, and putting things in place so that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express these choices yourself later in life.

Dementia - A resource guide for carers and families

This booklet has been jointly developed by Home Instead Senior Care and Alzheimer’s Australia to help people caring for those with dementia.

  • This booklet explains what dementia is and how it may affect people.
  • Suggests ways a carer can provide practical support.
  • Provides tips for communication and activities specific to the condition.
  • Includes information about where to find additional resources for carers.

Supporting and Accommodating People with Dementia at Professional Conferences and Other Events

A Dementia Alliance International publication - Because members of Dementia Alliance International (DAI) have a unique perspective on conferences we decided to assemble responses from post-event informal email surveys of the past four years to see how people with dementia and care partners feel about the access, support, and enablement provided at professional meetings of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other conferences or events.

A Guide through the Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal

This airport user guide has been developed by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, Queensland University of Technology as part of an Australian Government initiative.

This guide aims to help make travel as simple and enjoyable as possible for people living with dementia and their travel companions. It takes the reader from planning their journey and getting to the airport, through to the departure gate and returning safely home again.

Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre

Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia in Australia developed by the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre or CDPC) delivers excellence in research and knowledge exchange for the purpose of improving health and health care in regard to cognitive and related functional decline in older people.