Support for dementia

Reducing the risk of brain disease in Australia’s population

What is dementia?

Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.

Dementia has become Australia’s second leading cause of death in 2013, up from fourth in 2006. Dementia is predicted to become Australia’s leading cause of death over the next few years.

Dementia Australia

Visit the Dementia Australia website for more information