Where to go for dementia support in South Eastern NSW
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you, or someone close to you, is diagnosed with dementia. You may not be aware of the support available to help you maintain independence and live well.
We have created a list of services available in South Eastern NSW that can support people living with dementia, as well as their family, friends and carers. You can download region specific list here - Illawarra Shoalhaven flyer | Southern NSW flyer.
Or you can follow the links below to access resources and support:
Resources for health professionals
Health professionals can find more information about initial dementia assessment and management, post diagnosis pathways and how to refer, by visit their local HealthPathways website for further information:
- ACT and Southern NSW - cognitive impairment and dementia community pathway.
- Illawarra Shoalhaven - cognitive impairment and dementia community pathway.
To access the GP Advice Service, simply email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and their medical specialist team of geriatricians and psychogeriatricians will get back to you.
You can also download COORDINARE's local service flyer to hand out to patients - Illawarra Shoalhaven flyer | Southern NSW flyer as well as Dementia Australia's checklist which offers patients and their carers steps that can be taken during the first 6 months of diagnosis.
Dementia Australia has also created a flyer of vital dementia support services which includes:
- Identifying symptoms and getting a diagnosis
- Post diagnosis follow-up
- Post diagnosis support
- Ongoing care.
Developed by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra.
Dementia Australia has an extensive library of key resources for health professionals which can be found here. They also offer various education opportunities which provide the foundation for providing consistent and current dementia practice. The knowledge and skills delivered will enhance and broaden your knowledge as well as skills in dementia care and support. Find out more here.
Visit COORDINARE's health professional events page for more learning and education opportunities.