Dementia Australia Tasmania is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting people living with dementia, their families and caregivers.
A society committed to the prevention of dementia, while valuing and supporting people living with dementia.
To provide leadership in policy and excellence in service provision as the peak body in Tasmania, empowering, educating and supporting people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and the community.
Specialist Dementia Programs:
Cottage respite (overnight) for people living with dementia and their carers
Day Club support groups (centre based), provide activities and support for people living with dementia, with dementia specific trained support workers. This may also act as respite for a carer.
Day Club support group (centre based), for people under 65’s (YOD) living with dementia, with dementia specific trained support workers. This may also act as respite for a carer.
Individual social support for people under 65 (YOD) living with dementia with dementia specific trained support workers. This may provide respite for a carer.
Living with Memory Loss Program
Information and support program for people living with early stage dementia, their family and friends. Explore ways of managing now and in the future.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Program
A group cognitive stimulation program for people diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early stage dementia.
Family and Carers’ Course
Practical and informative, covering many day-to-day issues affecting family/carers of people living with dementia.
Dementia Advisory Service
Information, advice and support for family and carers.
Qualified and experienced professionals available for confidential counselling, providing practical and emotional support.
Carer Support Groups
Opportunity to share support, advice and information with others facing similar issues, and occasional guest speakers.
Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program
This program supports people under 65 years living with younger onset dementia to identify and access individually tailored services, and to improve understanding of the impact of the condition.
Art therapy is provided in a supportive environment for people living with dementia to freely express themselves through art & creativity.
The centre incorporates a lending library of books and DVDs for you to borrow.
Education & Training
Education and training to increase understanding and awareness of dementia
We provide information sessions to allied health professionals and community groups, and accredited competency-based training, as a Registered Training Organisation.
- What is dementia, types and progression of dementia
- Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, e.g. agitation
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Documentation to keep you legally safe
- Dementia and intellectual disabilities
- Environmental considerations for dementia care
- Dementia, depression and delirium
- Palliative care.
Day therapy centre features
Additional details: Includes counselling services
Centre based care features
Types of care
Additional details: Includes overnight care at two locations in New Town