Each Day We Help People Living With
Dementia To Stay At Home For Longer.

Our advisory and advocacy consultants are here to support you.



Help To Get
A Diagnosis

Help for someone with memory
loss and other symptoms

Post-Diagnosis
Support

There has been a diagnosis
of dementia, we need help
for what to do next

Help To Support
My Wishes And
Choices

Our advocacy services ensure your views and choices are listened to, and your rights and wishes are upheld

To Talk With
An Advisor

I need to discuss and ask questions about my situation, I would like to book an online or phone consultation to get personalised advice.

Advisory . Support. Advocacy



We Are Here To Provide Support
& Advice To You And Your Family
,
Every Step Of The Way

At Dementia Directions, we understand how challenging it can be to deal with dementia and memory loss. That’s why we are here to provide the necessary support and care for you and your family every step of the way. Our compassionate staff members are trained experts in advocacy and best-practice dementia support, allowing them to work with our clients, medical professionals, and government departments to ensure that our clients receive excellent support and advice. From pre-diagnosis to accessing the range of dementia support services available, we are here to answer your questions and support you when you need it.

At Dementia Directions, we offer personalised, tailored support and advice through the steps of clinical diagnosis, post-diagnosis, assistance for carers, future planning, aged care system navigation and finding the best suited home care provider for you. Our team of experienced professionals help individuals experiencing changes in their cognitive abilities and post-dementia diagnosis, as well as their carers, family members, and guardians. We understand that every person living with dementia is unique, and we take a holistic approach to all affected, focusing not only on physical needs, but also on each person’s emotional and mental well-being. Our advocacy approach aims to ensure that the rights and choices of individuals with dementia and memory loss are upheld and respected.



Provide Personalised, Tailored Support Services For People Experiencing Symptoms To Post-Diagnosis Support For Carers, Guardian’s And People Living With Dementia



Worried about your memory, or
changes in someone you care about?

If you’re worried about your memory or changes in someone you care about, Dementia Directions is here to help. We understand that living with dementia can be a difficult journey, so we offer compassionate and personalised support to individuals, their carers, loved ones, and legal guardians.

It is important to be aware that some people may not realise they are experiencing changes and disregard the observations of family and friends, or even dismiss concerns as a “normal part of ageing.” Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, changes to the brain can interfere with a persons ability to notice changes for themselves, other people, even with awareness, may be afraid of having their fears confirmed.

It is important not to dismiss changes and to investigate the cause. Our compassionate professionals are well-trained to build trust and confidence to help on the path to timely diagnosis. From pre-diagnosis, to accessing the range of dementia support services available, we provide advice to help you live well with dementia.

Hear From Our
Clients

Helen was wonderful in helping us navigate the aged care system. She was caring, empathetic and professional while also making us feel valued. We appreciate being given a voice at a difficult time. I would highly recommend her.



Rachel Knight
Helen came to my rescue when I was lost as to know what direction to go in with my partner who has dementia. She helped me with services advice and steps to take as I was struggling. Dementia Directions was so helpful in helping our family with navigating the health system and finding the care that we needed. I found Helen to be so supportive during the process and very knowledgeable of the Dementia and what to expect. Very grateful.



Terry Taylor
I cannot recommend Dementia Directions highly enough. Our family was finding it incredibly stressful trying to navigate the Aged Care system. Helen has been so supportive, caring and professional throughout the process. She knows exactly how to talk with Mum who thought she was amazing too. We feel so confident to be in such good hands.



Gabby Jones

After over two years of trying and flailing to get the right support and trying to understand and navigate the aged care and home care package system, I was paralysed with overwhelm. Helen recognised this and stepped in and advocated for us and basically got things happening that I had been struggling to make happen with the service providers. She knew what they should be offering us and demanded things happen asap. It felt like finally someone understands what I'm going through and they know how to help me and my mum. Thank you Helen, you have been a life saver!



Hanna Krack
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2 months ago
Dementia Directions
Are you a care person for someone living with dementia? Do you need Respite? Let’s talk about what respite is…

Respite care provides short-term relief for caregivers, giving them time to rest, take a break or spend time with other family and friends. Respite can provide a caregiver with time so that they can ‘recharge’ and take care of their own health needs in order to continue to provide ongoing care to someone else again.
What happens at respite? The person you provide care to is supported by a professional care worker across a range of settings. It can be a few hours to several weeks at a time, once off or a regular weekly occurrence and it can take place at home, in a “cottage” setting or in an adult day care center. 
So many options for aged care and NDIS, see how we can help you find the right option for you at dementiadirections.com.au or 08 7078 3777

Are you a care person for someone living with dementia? Do you need Respite? Let’s talk about what respite is…

Respite care provides short-term relief for caregivers, giving them time to rest, take a break or spend time with other family and friends. Respite can provide a caregiver with time so that they can ‘recharge’ and take care of their own health needs in order to continue to provide ongoing care to someone else again.
What happens at respite? The person you provide care to is supported by a professional care worker across a range of settings. It can be a few hours to several weeks at a time, once off or a regular weekly occurrence and it can take place at home, in a “cottage” setting or in an adult day care center.
So many options for aged care and NDIS, see how we can help you find the right option for you at dementiadirections.com.au or 08 7078 3777
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7 months ago
Dementia Directions
A Christmas Message from Dementia Directions.

We thank and appreciate all the people who have trusted us to support them over this past year. We have been touched by every person who is a carer of, or a person living with dementia and wish each of you a Christmas that brings you happiness and special moments with loved ones.

Please take a little time to plan for loved ones living with dementia   in your Christmas celebrations, each persons needs will be different but here are some things to consider;

The time of day: is lunch a better option for your loved one instead of dinner later in the day?

Duration: is a shorter family gathering better than a long day event that may be mentally tiring for someone living with dementia?

Noise and hype: would it be better for the person to have a small gathering in a quieter place with less stimulation than a larger celebration?

Finally, it may be a good idea to speak with visitors who have not seen the person who is living with dementia for a long time before your family event. This may help with realistic expectations and give an understanding of how to create a supportive environment for their loved one and create a better celebration for everyone. 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Helen

A Christmas Message from Dementia Directions.

We thank and appreciate all the people who have trusted us to support them over this past year. We have been touched by every person who is a carer of, or a person living with dementia and wish each of you a Christmas that brings you happiness and special moments with loved ones.

Please take a little time to plan for loved ones living with dementia in your Christmas celebrations, each person's needs will be different but here are some things to consider;

The time of day: is lunch a better option for your loved one instead of dinner later in the day?

Duration: is a shorter family gathering better than a long day event that may be mentally tiring for someone living with dementia?

Noise and hype: would it be better for the person to have a small gathering in a quieter place with less stimulation than a larger celebration?

Finally, it may be a good idea to speak with visitors who have not seen the person who is living with dementia for a long time before your family event. This may help with realistic expectations and give an understanding of how to create a supportive environment for their loved one and create a better celebration for everyone.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Helen
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8 months ago
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