Dementia care

Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. The condition is fatal. Symptoms can impact a person’s ability to recognise people, places and events, communicate, eat, get dressed, walk and move about independently, control their bladder and bowel, and swallow food and fluids. Supports for the person living with dementia will vary over time, and can be impacted by co-occurring health conditions.

This resource provides guidance for health professionals on palliative and end-of- life care for people with dementia and those who support them.

Click here for Dementia Australia’s Palliative Care Guidelines.