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Dementia Care

Alliance Care is an established provider of Younger Onset (YoD) support, with a sub-specialisation for those with YoD and complex medication conditions.

What is Younger Onset Dementia (YoD)?

Younger onset dementia describes any form of dementia diagnosed in people under the age of 65. While less common, it can be diagnosed in people in their fifties, forties and even thirties. In 2019, approximately 27,2471 Australians were living with younger onset dementia.

Dementia is the catch‑all term for a large group of cognitive illnesses and conditions, which cause a progressive decline in mental functioning. You can have one or more types of dementia. People with dementia may have a loss of:

  • memory
  • intellect
  • rationality
  • social skills
  • ‘normal’ emotional reactions
  • speech and behavioural changes

How Does Alliance Care & NDIS support those with Younger Onset Dementia?

Our team of support staff are highly experienced and trained in service delivery for those with Dementia. We can help with everyday tasks and NDIS can fund in‑home support and assistance to help you manage daily tasks at home.

This may include:

  • showering
  • dressing
  • cooking assistance
  • medication management
  • cleaning
  • gardening
  • shopping assistance

Connect with community and social activities NDIS can provide funding to help you maintain social relationships and community support to help you live well.

This may include:

  • transport
  • assistance to participate in group activities
  • visits to a day centre to enjoy social support groups and activities with other people living with younger onset dementia

Alliance Care & Dementia Specific Housing

As Dementia Care experts, we understand that traditional NDIS housing may not be suitable for those with Younger Onset Dementia. Our Dementia-Specific properties have integrated dementia design principles to create an environment specifically tailored to those with Dementia.

Dementia Enabling Environment Principles include:

  • Unobtrusively reduce risks
  • Provide a human scale
  • Allow people to see and be seen
  • Reduce unhelpful stimulation
  • Optimise helpful stimulation
  • Support movement and engagement
  • Create a familiar space
  • Provide opportunities to be alone or with others
  • Provide links to the community
  • Respond to a vision for way of life

Want to learn more?

Contact us today to learn more about dementia care and how we can support you.

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