The role of Dementia Support Australia is to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. We do this by working in partnership with the person living with dementia and their care network to understand the causes or triggers that led to changes in behaviour.
These behaviours can be in response to a variety of factors including the environment, stimuli, or social interactions or may be a more complex interplay of medical issues as a result of their diagnosis. Dementia is experienced differently by each person and our work seeks to recognise and respond individually to these changes.
A 24 hour helpline can be accessed by phoning: 1800 699 799 or more information can be found here https://dementia.com.au/about/overview
The organisation also has a resource library for people with dementia and their carers to learn more about dementia.