Valuing People was developed as part of the Quality Dementia in the Community project, funded by the Department of Social Services and Dementia Australia through the National Quality Dementia Care Initiative.
Dementia Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services as well as providing national policy and advocacy for the more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia.
Dementia Australia manages a wide range of innovative national programs to deliver services such as provision of information, support, counselling, training and education to people with dementia, their families and carers as well as to professionals working in the dementia field.
The services delivered by Dementia Australia include:
- National Dementia Helpline
- Early Intervention Programs such as The Living with Memory Loss Program (LWML)
- National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program
- Dementia and Memory Community Centres
- Carer Support Groups
- Education for Family Carers and Workers
- Public Awareness Activities
- National Resources Program
- Education for professional and wider community
- Consultancy service to aged care providers
Through our work we are committed to ensuring that you:
- Be treated with courtesy and respect
- Have your personal beliefs and privacy respected
- Be informed of the range of services provided by Dementia Australia
- Be informed of services provided by other organisations that may be of assistance
- Select the services you wish to use
- Be informed of your rights and responsibilities
- Have a person of your choice accompany you or act on your behalf
- Have access to interpreter services
- Have access to your records and be informed as to how information may be used
To find out more about the services provided and the information available, visit the Dementia Australia website, or call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.