Resources for people with dementia and their carers
Medicines do not have to be part of your care plan for dementia, and if they are, they do not have to play a large role in your life.
NPS MedicineWise and Dementia Australia (formerly Alzheimer's Australia) have prepared downloadable materials to help you ask questions and talk with people close to you and the health professionals involved in your care about how you would like to be supported.
The main resource is an information booklet, designed to help you:
- plan a conversation about dementia with the people you choose, for example, your family and friends and health professionals involved in your care (eg, GPs, pharmacists, specialists, nurses)
- find out about advanced care planning
- find out what support is available to manage your symptoms
- find information on what treatment options may be best for you
- record details about symptoms, medicines, values and wishes when it comes to your care
- find out about support services available to help you and those closest to you.
To order a printed copy of this booklet please contact the Dementia Australia office in your state or territory (formerly Alzheimers Australia).
The following fact sheets include information and tips to help with decisions around your care,
Watch a video on medicines and dementia: Imelda's story
This initiative is funded by the Alzheimer’s Australia National Quality Dementia Care Initiative with support from J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust.