Living with dementia
We aim to help Australians living with dementia remain financially independent for as long as possible and be less vulnerable to financial abuse.
About dementia and financial management
There are over 413,000 Australians living with dementia today. As our population ages, this number is expected to grow to 1 million Australians by 2050.
We know that financial management is one of those extremely important areas where those living with dementia can experience great stress and anxiety. It can become hard to absorb information from banking staff or your financial advisor, and hard to stay in control of your money. Things that you found easy before – such as checking bank statements and paying bills – may become more difficult.
We also understand that coming into a busy bank branch can become stressful and confusing. We want to help our customers living with dementia to be able to manage their financial arrangements and remain independent for as long as possible. We also want to help protect these customers from financial abuse.
It’s very important that you plan ahead so that your finances are easier to manage and so that in the longer term, decisions are made in line with your wishes and best interests.