Dementia pathways

Dementia is a significant and growing condition that impacts individuals, their family members, friends and carers. In 2022, it was estimated that there were 401,300 Australians living with dementia*. Primary Health Networks have been funded to develop local dementia resources, as part of the Commonwealth Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Find a local support service or group

If you have received a dementia diagnosis or are caring for someone with dementia, you can now find local resources and supports to help you better navigate dementia.

  to find dementia services in the Murray PHN region.

The service directory includes information and resources, Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Services (CDAMS), support groups and respite services. It does not include services listed in My Aged Care, NDIS or those requiring a GP referral.

Service providers can add or update details on the service directory, here.

Download, print or order resources

A4 2-page information sheet, available in:

A4 4-page information sheet, available in:

Or email infohealthpathways@murrayphn.org.au to request the resource in another language or to have physical copies posted.

Other available resources

Dementia Australia's Dementia Guide
The Dementia Guide is a 180-page guide that supports people living with dementia, their carers and family, to understand more about dementia, the treatments, support and services available.

The information in this guide is divided into sections with each section relating to a particular stage of the dementia journey.

It includes information about living well with dementia and making plans for the future.

Click here to order a hardcopy, click here to download an electronic one, click here to listen to it as an audio book.

For health professionals

Dementia care is complex to manage but there are resources available to help.

HealthPathways aim to guide best-practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients, with guidance on what information is needed.

To access the pathways above, you must be a health professional with a peak body registration e.g. AHPRA, practicing in the Murray PHN region, and registered for HealthPathways. If you live in the Murray PHN region and are not yet registered, click here to register for free.

Dementia education and training events will be organised in the near future. To stay informed, click here to subscribe to Murray PHN's weekly eNewsletter.

 

*Data source: Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare

Page last updated 23 January 2024