An estimated 269,000 Australians currently live with dementia. Without a major medical breakthrough, this number is expected to soar to about 981,000 by 2050. Each week, there are approximately 1,500 new cases, with that number expected to grow to about 7,400 per week by 2050.
Alzheimer's Australia Vic is a non-profit organisation and Victoria's peak body dedicated to supporting people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide leadership in dementia policy, risk reduction and research. We provide education, information, counselling and referral services. We are here to assist all Victorians.
Alzheimer's Australia Vic has the people and expertise to listen to your concerns and provide the information, practical advice and support you may need.
We provide many services as listed below:
National Dementia Helpline
Speak with one of our professional consultants about dementia, discuss your needs and connect to a range of programs and services. The Helpline operates Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm.
Vic - Safe2Walk
This GPS based personal alert and location service provides increased independence for people living with dementia and peace of mind to family carers.
Vic - Counselling and support
Talk through your emotional, practical and family issues in confidence with one of our professional counsellors.
Vic - Living with Memory Loss Program
A Commonwealth funded national program for both people with early stage dementia and family members to get information and talk through issues in a group program.
Vic - Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service
A specialist telephone service available 24 hrs a day across Australia, which provides advice about managing behaviours of concern in people with dementia.
Vic - Services for people with Younger Onset Dementia
The term younger onset dementia is used to describe any form of dementia diagnosed in people under the age of sixty-five.
Vic - Multicultural services
Alzheimer's Australia Vic is committed to meeting the needs of people living with dementia, their families and carers, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A number of strategies to better meet the needs of people living with dementia, their families and carers from a CALD background are being implemented as part of our ongoing diversity initiatives within Alzheimer's Australia Vic.
Vic - Memory Lane Café
The Memory Lane Café program is available for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their family members.
Vic - Telephone Outreach Program
Support is provided through a fortnightly or monthly telephone call delivered by trained telephone advisors.
Vic - Support Groups
Share your experiences with others who understand in one of the many community based Support Groups.
Vic - Library and information service
Alzheimer's Australia Vic library is committed to providing access to quality dementia related information to people living with dementia.
If you require assistance please call the National Dementia Helpline at 1800 100 500 or check us out on our website at http://www.fightdementia.org.au/victoria.aspx for more information. If you would like to assist Alzheimer's Australia Vic with their fundraising you can nominate them when you apply for your free Ritchies Community Benefit card.
Their CB number: 92323.