Dementia Care Site Map

My caring role came on suddenly. Like so many others I was thrown into a whole new world caring for my loved one who was diagnosed with Dementia.

Marion's story


"My caring role came on suddenly. Like so many others I was thrown into a whole new world caring for my loved one who was diagnosed with Dementia.


I didn't realise there was help out there but there was; the problem being I didn't know where to start and the information was pamphlets and glossy brochures detailing many services, that I had no time to read and digest. Many services were Melbourne based. I found that health professionals knew their own job well but weren't sure about connecting services. Through asking questions and speaking with other Carers I found my way through a maze of resources, not always relevant to me.


For the past six years I have been advocating for a 'one stop shop' that you can access information relevant to your needs. In 2011 the Gippsland Dementia Plan was set up by the Dept of Human Services bringing health professionals together to work on a plan relevant to the needs of people within Gippsland. These past three years has involved creating a resource that is 'user friendly' with up to date information.

 

Dementia Gippsland is web based ensuring that information is relevant now and can be downloaded or printed for your specific needs. The website is easily accessed by family, friends & Carers who may require information about Dementia. This resource is just what Carers and people with Dementia need, it eliminates the unknown!"