Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a service led by HammondCare that brings together expertise in dementia care from across the aged care industry. It is federally funded and provides support across Australia, including the Norfolk Island Community.
DSA aims to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. We do this by working in partnership with the person living with dementia and their care network to understand the triggers that led to changes in behaviour.
DSA offers non-pharmacological and pharmacological advice and support to clients and to their carers. DSA also provide education and training to aged care facilities and organisations that care and work with people living with dementia. DSA will also attend the Norfolk Island Health and Wellbeing Expo at Rawson Hall in September 2021.
The DSA team is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Registered and Mental Health Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with significant experience working in dementia and aged care settings.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia and would like to speak to the team from DSA while they are visiting Norfolk Island, please make an appointment with your GP at NIHRACS GP clinic on 24134 or self-refer by contacting their 24/7 free helpline 1800 699 799.
If you are a carer of someone with dementia and would like to meet with DSA for advice while they are visiting Norfolk Island, please call the Hospital Social Worker Maria on 22091, mobile 50593 or alternatively call DSA to self-refer.