National Dementia Helpline
The National Dementia Helpline is a free telephone service that provides information and advice. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The team also provides emotional support and guidance, and can connect you to community and government assistance/programs. Please call 1800 100 500.
Living With Dementia and Driving Study
Researchers at The University of Queensland are recruiting for a study that looks at how making the decision to stop driving might impact on people living with dementia. The program also offers support to people making the transition to life without driving. If you are interested in participating, please call Donna on 3365 6392 or Theresa on 3365 6723. Here is the flyer with more information.
Memory Lane Café
Would you like to meet with others in a supportive environment where you can enjoy some entertainment and light refreshments? Memory Lane Café in Underwood is a safe and inclusive space for those living with dementia in the community, as well as their carers and loved ones. Here is the flyer with more information. You can register your interest by calling 1800 588 699.
Carer Gateway is a free program delivered by the QLD Government that provides services and support to anyone in a caring role. If you care for a family member or friend with a disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you. Through the Carers Gateway, you may be able to receive supports such as:
- In-person and online peer support groups
- Planned or emergency respite
- In-person and telephone counselling
- In-person and online self-guided coaching
- Online skills courses
Carers Gateway can be contacted on 1800 422 737 between 6am-10pm, seven days a week. Emergency respite is available 24/7.
Carers Queensland is the peak body representing unpaid family and community carers in Queensland. Carers Queensland can be contacted on 1300 747 636 or firstname.lastname@example.org