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Supporting family and friend CARERs

As a passion project created by volunteers, the My Dementia Companion CARER is  designed to guide people living with dementia, their family and friend carers through one of life's most challenging journeys.

If you are living with dementia or supporting someone living with dementia, and having trouble figuring out what to do and how to find help, please let the CARER tool help you.

 
You can watch an introductory video below to help you understand how it works:
 

see transcript here.

How does it help?

As the world's first smart dementia guide, it can help you in many ways:

All in place

We guide you through a wealth of subsidies, support resources and actionable care strategies from experts and also practical tips from other carers.

Your journey

We simplify and tailored "what you need to do" and "where to go next" for you and your loved one's unique journey. So it's relevant and evolves with you over time, from the first signs to late stages of dementia.

At your own pace

The CARER tool remembers your progress, so you can learn at your pace and pick up where you left off at any time. So you won't be lost or overwhelmed.

How to get started?


I am ready to start


1. Click on the orange "Launch Tool" button below to start the tool

2. Register for an account (so you can save your progress and useful items)

3. Let the CARER tool guide you through the journey (tutorial available after you log-in).

 

I'm helping someone else to start

 

You can easily refer others to the CARER tool:


1. Click on the "Refer" button below for our Champion resources

2. Use any of the resources to help you, e.g. print or email the flyer, share the introductory video, use the email template etc.

 

Note:

  • Works in all modern browsers, smartphones and tablets

  • More detailed tutorial video and resources are available in the tool to help you

  • Learn more about the free trial and our very modest fee here

  • For use under the Home Care Package (HCP), you can contact us for a HCP Quote/ Invoice to give to your Home Care Provider for approval as part of the Care Plan to provide support for cognitive impairment from ‘programs designed to prevent or manage a particular condition or behaviour, enhance quality of life and provide ongoing support’.

  • For NDIS use, please contact us for an NDIS invoice, then you can take it to your Plan Manager (or self manage) to consider as part of ‘Low Risk and Low Cost Assistive Technology, or Consumables’ for reimbursement.

  • Contact Us here if you have any questions (we are also happy for a chat if you prefer).

We would like to thank all our volunteers, experts, Department of Health, Dementia Australia and Deloitte for making this possible.

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