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Australia’s first guidelines for dementia (pp 11-13): The first Australian guidelines for dementia have just been released to assist health and aged care professionals assess and support people with dementia in community, residential care and hospital settings. The summary of the recommendations and practice points are presented by The Guideline Adaption Committee presents this summary of the recommendations and practice points. The guidelines contain recommendations and short written summaries of the supporting evidence. In this article, key aspects of the following guidelines are summarised: Principles of care; Timely diagnosis; High-quality care; Living well; Symptom management, and Involvement of carers.