A little support makes a big difference

I want to support a carer

Carers need support too. During Dementia Action Week and beyond, Dementia Australia is providing simple and practical things we can all do to support carers.

While caring for someone you love can be rewarding, it can also have its tougher days. A carer can often give up their own wellbeing to prioritise the person they are caring for. And sometimes a carer finds that other people may not keep in touch with them or realise that they need support as well.

So we’ve come up with simple and practical ways to support the carers you know. Read our tips for supporting carers to get an understanding of some of the types of practical and emotional support you may be able to provide.

On this page, you’ll also find links to simple and practical ways to give support to a carer, including:

Carers need support too. Explore these simple and practical ways to share responsibilities and support the carers you know.

Finding the right information, and having resources to refer to, can be empowering for carers and family. You might want to explore these curated resources to educate yourself on dementia, or share some of these documents with family and friends who may find them helpful.

Carers need a little bit of support too. Why not use this Dementia Action Week to celebrate a carer to show them how much you, or someone in your life, appreciates everything they do? 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed everyone’s lives. We have created a series of resources to help during this difficult time.

Keen to start spreading the word? You can download and share posters or social media posts about Dementia Action Week, discrimination and dementia.