Dementia is the name given to a set of medical signs and symptoms caused by diseases that affect how the brain works.

Dementia is more than just memory loss. It can also affect thinking, behaviour, communication and the ability to carry out daily tasks.

In 2018, we surveyed the community and clinicians to understand more about the needs of our communities. One of our priority areas was older people and the findings are presented in the 2018 Older Persons Fact Sheet.