Dementia Support

Proudly supported by Woollahra Council

We take a uniquely individual approach to supporting people with memory loss. Our activities and programs are tailored to your abilities and interests, and we encourage people to continue doing all the things they’ve always enjoyed doing for as long as possible.

  • Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Organisation
  • Dementia Australia Best Practice Site

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term describing a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders of the brain. It’s not one specific disease. There are more than 100 types of dementia.

Symptoms lead to a progressive decline in a person’s cognitive functioning and may include loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills, physical functioning, changes in personality and sensory challenges. Despite these challenges, people living with dementia are still capable with support, to contribute to all aspects of community living.

A dementia-friendly Woollahra

A dementia-friendly community is one where people with dementia are supported to live a quality life with meaning, purpose and value. 

Everyone from organisations, businesses and community groups, to individuals can play a role in building a dementia-friendly community by learning more about dementia.

Interested to learn more? Why not become a dementia friend or undertake dementia training

Woollahra Dementia Alliance​

The Woollahra Dementia Alliance, supported by Holdsworth and Woollahra Council, meets bi-monthly to develop community action plans that advocate, create awareness and increase knowledge about dementia to the broader community.  

Everyone is welcome to join the alliance. If you would like to get involved email or call us (02) 9302 3600. 

Watch our latest documentary ‘Breaking Down The Barriers’ (screened October 2022). 

To find out more, visit WDA Facebook page here.

Further Resources

We’re here to help

To find out more about our dementia support program, contact us to speak to our friendly team.