Dementia Contacts

Resources and Information for Dementia and Advance Care Planning

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Advance Care Directive Association
Ph: 0423 157 003
(leave message for order form only)
www.advancecaredirectives.org.au

Benevolent Society
Your Future Starts Now: A Guide for Over 50s’
Contains information about planning for the future, Wills, Powers of Attorney
and Enduring Guardianship. Available to download online.
Ph: (02) 9339 8000
www.bensoc.org.au

Care Search
Information for carers, families and health care providers about palliative care. Advance Care Planning information and support available.
www.caresearch.com.au

Department of Veteran Affairs
Planning Ahead – A Guide to Putting Your Affairs in Order
Ph: 133 254 or 1800 555 254
VAN office: 1300 55 1918
www.dva.gov.au

Family and Community Services
Department of Ageing, Disability
& Home Care

Planning Ahead Kit
Information on Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.
Available to download from the ADHC website or phone to request a copy.
Ph: (02) 8270 2000
TTY: 8270 2167
www.adhc.nsw.gov.au

Hard Choices for Loving People
5th Edition June 2009
CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life Threatening Illness, by Hank Dunn, Chaplain.
www.hardchoices.com

Hunter New England Health
Advance Care Planning
Phone for a copy of the DVD.
Ph: (02) 4924 6003
www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/acp

My Wishes Program
Contains information about Advance Care Planning.
www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au

NSW Health
Using Advance Care Directives (NSW) & Guidelines for end-of life care and
decision making.
Booklets available from Better Health Centre or can be downloaded from website.
www.health.nsw.gov.au

Planning What I Want
Advance Care Planning website, offering information, support and tools to assist you in planning for your healthcare future.
www.planningwhatiwant.com.au

Respecting Patient Choices – Advance Care Planning
A website that offers information and support for Advance Care Planning.
www.respectingpatientchoices.org.au

 

DEMENTIA
Alzheimer’s Australia (NSW)
Information about legal issues related to dementia, including the booklet Legal Planning and Dementia.
Ph: (02) 9805 0100
24 hour Dementia Helpline:
Freecall 1800 100 500
www.alzheimers.org.au

LEGAL
Department of Justice and Attorney General, Diversity Services
Capacity Toolkit
Ph: (02) 8688 8460 or (02) 8688 7507
TTY: 02 8688 7733
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/diversityservices

End Game
When Someone Dies – The Funeral and Afterward.
This book may be downloaded free of charge.
www.lawconsumers.org

Guardianship Tribunal
How to appoint an enduring guardian, or an enduring power of attorney.
See their website under
Publications > Plan for your Future.
Ph: 1800 463 928
TTY: 9552 8534
www.gt.nsw.gov.au

Land & Property Information Division (NSW Dept of Lands)
Information on how to register power of attorney and fees involved.
Ph: (02) 9228 6666
www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Office of Public Guardian
Enduring Guardianship: Your Way to Plan Ahead
Free booklet containing information
on appointing an enduring guardian.
Ph: (02) 8688 2650
Freecall:1800 451 510
TTY: 1800 882 889
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/opg

Public Trustee NSW
Ph: 1300 364 103
www.pt.nsw.gov.au

 

AGEING
Seniors Information Service
Provides confidential information on a wide range of issues. Referrals to appropriate services

Ph: 13 1244