Who are
Dementia Australia

Australia's national peak body for people impacted by dementia.

How does Dementia Australia make an impact?

We give people with dementia the respect they deserve and the support they need.

Dementia Australia represents over 400,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. Which is why we need your support.

All funds raised through Memory Walk & Jog goes to Dementia Australia’s work in information, education, and support services such as individual counselling and group therapy sessions.

Together, we’re on a mission to find treatments, slow the progression, improve diagnosis and ultimately cure dementia.

MW&J is a wonderful show of community spirit with people walking, jogging and running in support of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Jason Turik, National Manager, Fundraising & Events, Dementia Australia

Services, advocacy, and research

Changing the face of dementia

We advocate on the basis of evidence-based policy for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers.

We provide support services around Australia to people impacted by dementia. We also offer education and information to the aged care sector. We also work tirelessly with the best researchers in the country.

Dementia Australia's focus

Building a brighter future

Time to diagnosis

To significantly reduce the time it takes to diagnose demenita and increase the number of people accessing support

Best practice standards

To create baseline and best practice standards for quality dementia care and advocate these standards.


To tackle discrimination head on so that no-one with dementia feels isolated.

What to know more?

If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, please call our National Helpline on 1800 100 500. And you want to find our more about our services click below.

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