A little support makes a big difference

Keep in touch

Carers of people living with dementia can often end up isolated given the amount of time they spend caring for loved ones. So keep in touch through phone calls, emails, visits, letters or cards.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers, you can just listen without offering advice or judgement. Make sure you ask how they are doing, not just the person they care for.

If you can, continue to keep in touch. Maintaining connection may be particularly important around birthdays or important cultural holidays.

Further resources

The National Dementia Helpline is a free service that provides information and advice to all people who would like to know more about dementia or access services and support.

Dementia Australia’s national library service offers print and digital resources about dementia. Explore information related to these tips by accessing the library guide.